Shoutout to the 51 local businesses that ranked among the fastest-growing private companies in the nation on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list.
Inc.com determined rankings for 5,000 companies in the US according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. The Heart of America is home to 51 companies that made the list this year.
The companies had a median growth of 273%, total revenue of $2.7 billion, and added 7,908 jobs. What’s more? Thirty-two are repeat honorees, and seven of them are newly founded.
Meet the top five growing Kansas City companies that made the cut.
📈 No. 9 — Hardbody Supplements
- Est.: 2016
- Industry: Health products
- Growth: 25,785%
- What they do: This Lenexa fitness supplement brand is just as explosive outside of the weightroom as it is inside. Coming in at the top 1.8 percentile of all US company growth, the array of workout powders and fitness plans boasts transparent ingredients + healthier workouts.
📈 No. 18 — Hardbody Coaching
- Est.: 2009
- Industry: Consumer services
- Growth: 15,064%
- What they do: This sister company to Hardbody Supplements (and it doesn’t hurt that the store pitches to its own workout products) offers online personal training + transformation as well as competition prep.
📈 No. 134 — CrowdPharm
- Est.: 2017
- Industry: Advertising + marketing
- Growth: 3,449%
- What they do: This creative agency geared toward the health industry uses crowdsourcing (through a network of vetted creatives) to fulfill project needs.
📈 No. 203 — Hawaiian Bros
- Est.: 2018
- Industry: Food + beverage
- Growth: 2,613%
- What they do: This island-inspired grill offers plate lunches for fast-casual meals. City Editor Travis is partial to the Luau Pig with added veggies. The first restaurant opened in Belton.
📈 No. 591 — Conexon
- Est.: 2015
- Industry: Telecommunications
- Growth: 1,072%
- What they do: This broadband design, construction, and management firm provides fiber internet services to Rural Electric Cooperatives (and residents) across the country.
The full list of 51 companies