Feb 28, 2023 | 3 min read

DragonSpears Ranks No. 131 on Inc. Regionals Midwest List

By: Sienna Provvidenza

DragonSpears Appears on Inc. Midwest 2023

Chicago, IL February 28th, 2023

Inc. magazine today revealed that DragonSpears is No. 131 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Midwest private companies, based in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 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.

“DragonSpears is thrilled and humbled to once again be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Midwest by Inc. Magazine. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our exceptional team of employees who are committed to empowering our clients to achieve their goals through innovative and cutting-edge technology solutions. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with some of the world's most visionary and forward-thinking organizations, without whom this achievement would not have been possible. We remain committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible and helping our clients stay ahead of the curve in this ever-evolving digital landscape.” says Patrick Emmons, DragonSpears CEO.

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Midwest region. Between 2019 and 2021, these 202 private companies had an average growth rate of 535 percent, and in 2021 alone, they added 22,750 jobs and nearly $13.9 billion to the Midwest region’s economy. Companies based in the Chicago, Illinois, Noblesville, Indiana, and Overland Park, Kansas areas had the highest growth rates overall. 

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/midwest starting February 28, 2023

“This year’s Inc. 5000 Regional winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disrupters and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine.

About DragonSpears

DragonSpears partners with our clients to build their own innovation engine by working with their engineering teams to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We shepherd the adoption of new ways of working and approaches to software delivery while embedding culture changes through upskilling and empowering your teams. Measurable transformation is achieved through the adoption of Enterprise DevOps, Cloud Native Computing, Data Platforms, and Agile ways of working.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals Methodology

The 2023 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2019 and 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 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.

The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

Media Contact Information

Please direct comments and questions to Lisa Koci. She can be reached via email at  lkoci@dragonspears.com or direct line at (312) 897-3510.

About Sienna Provvidenza

Based in Delray Beach, Florida, Sienna Provvidenza is the Marketing Manager at DragonSpears. She graduated in May 2022 from The University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science in International Business & Marketing and a Spanish minor. Sienna is responsible for event management, social media, content creation, and campaign management. She is passionate about driving impactful results to bring visions to life.