Inc. magazine today revealed that GoldenWolf is No. 37 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Washington, D.C., area-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the D.C. area economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.
“We could not be more thrilled to be honored in the D.C. Metro’s Inc. 5000 list,” says President and Owner Sabrina Wolfersberger, Ph.D. “We started GoldenWolf at my dining room table just seven years ago, so to see how quickly we’ve grown has been nothing short of amazing.”
Adds CEO and Owner Ryan Bredahl: “This honor reflects the expertise and experience our employees bring to the table. We would not be in this position if not for the amazing work they put in each and every day. This honor is theirs.”
The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the Washington, D.C., region. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 211 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 120,000 people and added nearly $15 billion to the D.C. area economy. Companies based in major metro areas—Baltimore, Maryland, the Washington, D.C. area, and Richmond, Virginia—brought in the highest revenue overall.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and more, can be found by clicking here.
“This list proves the power of companies in the Washington, D.C. area 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.”
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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