OMG Commerce is the top company locally on the Inc. 5000 Regionals list of the 250 fastest-growing private businesses in the Midwest.
The six Springfield companies on the list have combined revenue of $125.2 million, reported median revenue growth of 81% and added an aggregate 512 jobs for the 2017-19 period, according to the report. Inc. Magazine did not disclose specific company revenue for the report, which ranks the businesses by their two-year growth percentages.
Springfield-based e-commerce and digital marketing firm OMG Commerce ranked No. 74 in the Midwest, with 189% growth between 2017 and 2019. OMG Commerce, which won its category of 8-15 years in business last year for Springfield Business Journal's Economic Impact Awards, reported 2019 revenue of $5.7 million, according to past reporting.
The other Springfield firms on the list, by rank and growth percentage, are:
• No. 107 BriteCore, a developer of insurance administration software, 133%;
• No. 128 Environmental Works Inc., an environmental consultant and contractor, 105%;
• No. 221 GigSalad, an online events and talent booking platform, 57%;
• No. 235 Mostly Serious LLC, a website design and digital marketing firm, 54%; and
• No. 249 Little Sunshine’s Enterprises Inc., an operator of early childhood education centers, 50%.
“The companies that made our ranking set a high bar,” Inc. officials said in the report. “In a period when so many businesses lack clarity, these leaders are bound to be the first to get to tomorrow.”
OMG Commerce, GigSalad, Environmental Works and Little Sunshine’s also made appearances in fall 2020 on the Inc. 5000, the magazine's most well-known annual list of the fasting-growing private companies in the United States.
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