GRAND RAPIDS, MI - March 15, 2022 -- Inc. magazine today revealed that Jonas Paul Eyewear is No. 96 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing 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 region economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses.
"We are so honored and humbled to be included on Inc. Magazine's Midwest Regions's list of fastest growing privately-held companies," said company co-founder Ben Harrison. "If we look back to day one of our business, the one thing that remains a constant is the support of our dedicated customers. Without them, we would not be here accomplishing what we have - without them, we would not exist. The thought of continuing to build this business with integrity and customer focus at our core is something that excites my wife [and co-founder], Laura, and I. We can't wait to see where this next year takes our entire team."
The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Midwest region. Between 2018 and 2020, these 144 private companies had an average growth rate of 147% percent and, in 2020 alone, they added 19,821 jobs and nearly $11.7 billion to the Midwest region’s economy. Companies based in the Chicago, Illinois, Noblesville, Indiana, and Overland Park, Kansas, areas had the highest growth rate 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 March 15, 2022.
“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,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc.
Today, the brand offers a full collection of kids glasses and teen glasses with more than 100 different styles for ages 4-16. The kids glasses and teen glasses range from $55 to $89, including prescription lenses. They also offer a convenient at-home try-on program. With each purchase, Jonas Paul Eyewear helps to provide sight to children and families in need through their Buy Sight, Give Sight program. To date, this program has helped 934,702+ people around the world in need of care for preventative blindness and a goal of 1 million by the end of 2022.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals
The 2022 Inc. 5000 Regional are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2018 and 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.
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