KANSAS CITY, MO: March 16, 2021 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Viagio Technologies, formerly Artisan Technology Group, is No. 2 on its 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.
Mike Zimmerman, Viagio Technologies, CEO: “We are honored to represent Kansas City and have the cumulative efforts of our associates recognized among such great companies in the Midwest Region. Our associate’s knowledge, passion, and commitment to innovate with our clients are key to building our momentum in the market. We have differentiated ourselves by our approach and having extraordinary people that are committed to our core values.”
The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the 12 Midwest states. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 199 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 43,000 people and added more than $11billion to the Midwest economy. Companies based in the Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati areas brought in the highest revenue overall.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at on inc.com starting March 16, 2021.
“This list proves the power of companies in Midwest states no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”
Viagio Technologies is a premiere custom software consultancy focused on designing and building digital solutions that are tailored to our clients’ unique businesses. At Viagio, our team, based in the Midwest, is in constant pursuit of mastery in every aspect of the software development lifecycle. From software design, architecture, engineering and cloud infrastructure, Viagio bring a passion for leveraging technology to solve our clients’ unique challenges.
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More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals
The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.
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