September 19, 2012

From The Kansas City Star

Area small businesses populate the Inc. magazine fast-grower list

Posted on Mon, Sep. 17, 2012 10:26 AM

The Kansas City area is represented in Inc. magazine’s latest rankings of the fastest-growing small companies in America. The Inc. 5000 list ranked companies on their revenue growth over the past three years. Among the area companies on this year’s list:

• Gragg Advertising. The Kansas City company was ranked No. 1247 nationally, and 121st within an industry ranking of advertising and marketing companies. From 2008 to 2011, Gragg’s revenue grew 248 percent, reaching $36.5 million in 2011.

• Meers Advertising. The company was ranked No. 638 nationally, and 71st among advertising and marketing companies. The Kansas City agency registered three-year revenue growth of 569 percent, finishing 2011 with $4.8 million.

• Polsinelli Shughart. The Kansas City law firm was ranked No. 2,334 nationally. Revenue grew 107 percent over the three years that ended in 2011. Polsinelli reported revenue last year of $235 million.

• The Lenexa company, which recently announced plans to move is headquarters to Kansas City, was ranked 4,179th nationally, with a 31 percent increase in revenues over the past three years. The logistics company reported 2011 revenue of $513.3 million.

The magazine, in its September issue, recognized 40 Kansas companies and 57 Missouri small businesses.

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