Interwest Appears on the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for the 2nd Consecutive Year!

NEW YORK, August 15, 2018Inc. magazine today revealed that Interwest Communications is No. 4658 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Interwest was ranked the #73 among telecom companies, #2 among telecom companies in the state of Washington, and #46 overall in Washington state.

“We’re thrilled to be included on the Inc. 5000 list for the 2nd year in a row. This recognition is a credit to the excellent customer service that our team at Interwest provides to our clients as well as our great technology partners. We are excited about the future of our company and the technology industry as a whole” said Aren Magnussen, President of Interwest Communications.

Learn more about Interwest’s Inc. 5000 award at: https://www.inc.com/profile/interwest-communications

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 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.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “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.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

For over 30 years, Interwest Communications has been serving businesses of all sizes by providing business telephone systems, structured cabling infrastructure, unified communications solutions, data networking services, and commercial security products. 

CONTACT:    Aren Magnussen, 800-759-3960, amagnussen@interwestcorp.net

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.