42 Utah Valley companies make 2018 Inc. 5000 list

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In September 2017, Utah Valley BusinessQ named Podium the No. 1 Startup to Watch in Utah County. Nearly a year later, Podium was named the No. 13 fastest-growing company by Inc. 5000. Pictured here is Podium Co-Founder Eric Rea at Podium’s office. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst/UVBizQ)

Inc. 5000 released its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America on Wednesday, which included 42 companies from Utah Valley.

While the the No. 1 spot went to Wisconsin-based SwanLeap — which has had a 75,661 percent growth over the past three years — Utah’s top ranking company on the list was Podium, a development company that helps local businesses interact with its costumers. The Lehi-based business has had 13,645 percent growth over the past three years and made $30.2 million in 2017 to earn the No. 13 spot on the list. In September 2017, Utah Valley BusinessQ named Podium the No. 1 Startup to Watch in Utah County.

“Our culture is the manifestation of the things that are important to us,” Podium Co-Founder Eric Rea told Inc. “Therefore we put a lot of thought into creating our values. It is every team member’s responsibility to understand our values and live them day in and day out. More than just ping-pong tables (yeah, we have those too), we believe that a great culture lies in accurately valuing the efforts each employee put into the work they do. We try to run Podium as a meritocracy. If you are awesome at your job, you will be rewarded and promoted regardless of experience, background, tenure, or education.”

Nine Utah County businesses made it in the Top 500 on the list with a grand total of 14 Utah-based businesses making in the Top 500. The Utah County city most represented in the 2018 Inc. 5000 is Lehi with 19 businesses based in Lehi followed by Provo, which is home base for eight of the 42 Utah Valley businesses.

In total, 115 Utah companies made the Inc. 5000 list. Here are the 42 companies from Utah Valley:

Out of the 42 Utah County businesses that made the 2018 Inc. 5000 list, their offices are based in eight different cities. (Infograph by UV360)

(Click on the company name to view their statistics.)

13 – Podium, Lehi
56 – TAFT, Provo
86 – Boomsourcing, Lehi
141 – iServe, Lehi
146 – Slingshot, Orem
190 – Blue Fire Leads, Provo
321 – Tranont, Lehi
359 – SimpleNexus, Lehi
479 –Nature’s Fusions Essential Oils, Provo
522 – Adduco Media, Lehi
861 – Zulu Marketing, Lehi
863 – Domo, American Fork
876 – Baby Bling, Lehi
1,038 – ION Solar, Provo
1,366 – Cubby’s, Lehi
1,520 – E Simplified, Provo
1,536 – Big Leap, Lehi
1,652 – B.O.S.S. Retirement Solutions, Lehi
1,689 – Noke, Lehi
1,790 – CircusTrix, Provo
1,803 – Business Promotion, American Fork
1,894 – Four Foods Group, American Fork
1,912 – Disruptive Advertising, Lindon
2,062 – Xyngular, Lehi
2,273 – eLearningBrothers, American Fork
2,372 – Sentinel Sales & ManagementAmerican Fork
2,607 – Edge, Orem
2,622 – Property Management, Lehi
2,744 – Jane.com, Lehi
2,775 – CoDev, Lehi
2,822 – Peak Capital Partners, Provo
2,928 – Any Hour, Orem
3,045 – ApplicantPro, Eagle Mountain
3,087 – Hansen Lighting, Orem
3,142 – Platinum Payment Systems, Spanish Fork
3,575 – Western Timber Frame, Lehi
3,633 – NorthStar Home, Orem
3,738 – Spark Innovation, American Fork
4,148 – 97th Floor, Lehi
4,353 – The Premier Group (Utah), Springville
4,409 – Avalaunch Media, Lehi
4,769 – EKR, Provo

See all of the Inc. 5000 winners here.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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