For the 3rd Time, Bluebird Network Achieves Recognition on the Inc. 5000 list,
Ranking No. 4142 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 66%
NEW YORK, August 24, 2016 – Inc. magazine ranked Bluebird Network NO. 4142 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
“We are honored to have received this recognition for the 3rd year and I am extremely proud of our employees for making this possible,” said Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network.
The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
About Bluebird Network:
Bluebird Network, LLC, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, was formed by integrating Bluebird Media, Missouri Network Alliance, Illinois Network Alliance and the Bluebird Underground Data Center. This integration created a leading Midwest telecommunications company that provides 6,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber optic connections to Midwest communities and a data center in Springfield, Mo. Bluebird fiber network has over 127 Points of Presence (POP) sites spanning the Midwest including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Tulsa, Omaha, Des Moines, and Memphis. Bluebird has a national reach through its partner, INDATEL Services, which connects the fiber-optic networks of independent telephone companies across the United States. To learn more, please visit www.bluebirdnetwork.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Inc. Media:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com. The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.