Inc. Magazine has announced “The 2016 Inc. 5000,” a list of America’s fastest-growing companies. The magazine states that these companies are “the superheroes of the U.S. economy.”
The list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million.
Among the companies in the men’s retail sector are Georgia-based Nine Line Apparel (31), which sells U.S.-made casual men’s and women’s clothing with a strong patriotic sensibility; California-based Man Crates (51), which specializes in imaginative gift boxes for men; California-based Me Undies (105), which sells underwear made from fabric extruded from beechwood trees; and New York-based Knot Standard, which designs and retails custom men’s suits, blazers, trousers and shirts.
For the complete list, visit http://www.inc.com/inc5000.