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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Founder of Black Woman-Owned Company Ranks No. 1 on Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies in Illinois

Shayna Atkins

NationwideInc. magazine has revealed that AtkCo, launched by Founder and CEO Shayna Atkins, is No. 3 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Midwest private companies, based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. On top of that, AtkCo is ranked No. 1 on the list for the state of Illinois. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment– its independent small businesses.

AtkCo is more than a process improvement firm; it’s a partner in growth.

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Midwest region. Between 2020 and 2022, these 172 private companies had an average growth rate of 134.06 percent; by 2023, they’d also added 14,830 jobs and $24.5 billion to the region’s economy.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest, including company profiles, can be found at inc.com/Midwest starting February 27, 2024. You’ll also find an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria.

“The honorees in our Inc. 5000 network are the Who’s Who of private companies. They’re energizing regional economies as they engineer the future of their industries. Learn who they are and what they do — they’ll be impacting things for a while,” said Eric Hagerman, Special Projects Editor at Inc. Media.

AtkCo is a process improvement firm that transforms ways of working in order to take our clients from problem-solving to acceleration. We serve future-thinking organizations from startups to the public sector, to Fortune 500 companies. What makes AtkCo different is it implements process improvements with automation and integration of digital technology solutions in industries that are complex, highly compliant, and risk-averse.

Learn more about AtkCo at AtkCO.com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals

The 2024 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2020 and 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2020. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2020 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent.

For more information, visit https://www.inc.com/regionals/midwest

For press inquiries, contact info@atkcoinc.com