For three years, the Colorado Springs Business Journal has celebrated the region’s Fastest Growing Companies — those companies that have shown noteworthy growth in both revenue and employees.
This year, the response from local companies was phenomenal. We had a record number of nominations and the decision was tough for our panel of impartial judges. We are pleased to present 10 awards this year to companies that have seen growth ranging from 50 to 764 percent year-over-year.
And while there are some familiar faces, there are some that will come as a surprise. And that’s the goal of these awards — to honor and celebrate the people and businesses that contribute to economic prosperity in southern Colorado.
For many years, the community has recognized the need to support and grow local businesses and entrepreneurs. The support comes through the work of the Small Business Development Center, the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, Peak Startup, Downtown Development Partnership, SCORE, Catalyst Campus and many others. Through mentorship, networking opportunities and educational programs, these organizations help create a welcoming and supportive environment.
The Business Journal and our sponsors are proud to recognize the group of businesses that are leading the way in providing new jobs and investments. This year’s nominees come from technology, retail, hospitality and entertainment — all are locally grown and all are developing Colorado Springs into the kind of community where we want to live, work and play.
In these pages, you’ll read about the winners — and what helps them succeed. We want to shine a light on these companies to create pride and recognition for the entire Pikes Peak region.
Thank you for being part of the celebration, supporting the entrepreneurs and helping our region become a leader in new business startups.
Amy G. Sweet, Editor & COO