The area’s 50 fastest-growing businesses were honored at a celebration August 9 at The Abbott in Kansas City.
Before the event, the Kansas City Business Journal published an A-Z version of the Fast 50 List. But on August 9, Sports Radio 810 announcer Kurtis Seaboldt unveiled the rankings — counting down from 50 to 1 — for a group of roughly 250 business leaders on The List, their teams and other guests.
Fun fact: The top five companies achieved average annual revenue growth of more than 150 percent during the past three years.
Here are some additional facts about the locations of the 50 fastest-growing companies:
- Kansas and Missouri split almost evenly — Kansas has 58 percent, with Missouri at 42 percent.
- 34 percent of companies on The List are based in Kansas City.
- 26 percent are in Overland Park.
- The remaining 38 percent of companies are in Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Blue Springs, Shawnee, Independence, Kansas City, Kan., Merriam and Riverside.
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