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9Round Named To Inc. 5000 For The Fourth Time

Aug 29, 2018 09:30AM ● By Kathleen Maris

9Round Franchising, LLC, has been ranked at number 1649 on the 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the fourth consecutive year 9Round has been included in this list that represents a look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment: its independent small businesses.

“We are honored to be featured once again on the Inc. 5000,” said Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round. “9Round has grown tremendously over recent years and we are excited to have that growth recognized by a renowned thought leader in the business world.”

Once again, 9Round ranks among an elite category of businesses that have been recognized on the list more than once. Furthermore, only one out of every six companies on the list can join 9Round in saying they have been on the list for four years.   

This year’s Inc. 5000 was especially impressive as a whole, as the 2018 list of businesses collectively achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” said James Ledbetter, Inc. editor in chief. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”