Feb 27, 2024 | 3 min read

DragonSpears Secures No. 57 on Inc. Magazine's Prestigious Ranking

By: Sienna Provvidenza


Chicago, IL February 27th, 2024

Inc. magazine today revealed that DragonSpears is No. 57 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. 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.

"Winning the 2024 Inc. Regionals Midwest is a testament to our team's dedication. From No. 131 to No. 57 in just one year showcases our collective commitment to excellence. This achievement wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support of our employees, clients, and partners. Together, we've proven that collaboration and innovation are the keys to success. This win is just the beginning of our journey towards even greater accomplishments" says Patrick Emmons, DragonSpears CEO.

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.

About DragonSpears

DragonSpears ignites a new era of innovation alongside our esteemed partners, revolutionizing the software landscape with faster delivery and unparalleled efficiency. Together, we co-create a powerhouse of innovation by collaborating with your engineering teams, ensuring swift and seamless software delivery. We're on a mission to empower your teams and elevate your organization's culture through cutting-edge methodologies and skill enhancements, unlocking new levels of potential and growth. Our journey together sparks measurable transformation as we embrace the future with Enterprise DevOps, Cloud Native Computing, Data Platforms, and Agile methodologies. Prepare for an exciting transformation in your business operations as DragonSpears leads you toward technological advancement and unprecedented success.

Media Contact

Sienna Provvidenza
Senior Marketing Coordinator at DragonSpears


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. 
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.  

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.