Digital Edge Made the Inc. Magazine List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
Digital Edge Ranks No. 3,434 & No. 17 in Jacksonville on the 2019 Inc. 5000
With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 103 Percent
JACKSONVILLE, FL, August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine revealed today that Digital Edge is No. 3,434 and No. 17 in Jacksonville on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
The Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“As a women-owned business working to make our mark in Northeast Florida, we are incredibly proud to be honored on the Inc. 5000,” said co-founders Mya Surrency and Shirley Smith. “Jacksonville is the ideal location to be headquartered. It offers our team an incredible quality of life and our agency a strong pool of talent.”
Digital Edge is a 14-member digital marketing agency based in Jacksonville, FL, working exclusively for destination marketing organizations. The two co-founders met while working for Visit Jacksonville and later identified the need to create innovative digital marketing solutions for convention & visitors bureaus, with a specialization in meetings and conventions marketing. Clients include Atlanta, San Francisco, Rapid City and Park City, among others located across the country.
Digital Edge has made the Jacksonville Business Journal list of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Florida three years in a row.
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. Editor in Chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
Digital Edge, established in 2011, is a women-owned digital marketing agency creating innovative solutions for destination marketing organizations with a specialty in meetings marketing. The agency is a strategic partner of Destinations International and is honored to work with destinations such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Rapid City, Park City, Fort Worth, Grand Rapids and several others. The two agency co-founders have more than 75 combined years of travel and tourism experience working for destinations, hotels and resorts.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.
About Inc. Media
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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
A veteran in Destination and Hotel Sales and Marketing, Shirley utilizes her expertise to develop services that assists DMO’s in research, generating leads and increasing awareness for the destination’s meetings product and experiences.