August 15, 2018 – Orlando, FL: Inc. Magazine ranked Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) No. 4224 on its 37th Annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. With a three-year growth of 81 percent, ECS, an award-winning training solutions and services company that serves clients around the world, is among very few companies that have been represented on the list six times. This impressive list includes the most successful companies within the U.S. 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 companies gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
Out of the nearly seven million private companies moving the American economy forward every day, only a tiny fraction have demonstrated such consistent high growth as those appearing on the current Inc. 5000 list. According to Inc., only about 12 percent of American companies achieve one-year revenue growth of 25 percent or more. Within the 5,000 companies just listed only 193, which is less than four percent, have made this respected list six times. ECS has been included on the Inc. 5000 list in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, and now 2018.
ECS CEO & President, Waymon Armstrong, said: “For more than 21 years, our company has provided global support to the U.S. military, government and private industry sectors, including health care and first-responders. The success of our company, and recognition such as this, are a true testament to our amazing team and our outstanding clients. We are extremely honored to be one of the rare companies included on this prestigious list for the sixth time.”
“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”
ECS is an award-winning global services and solutions company, headquartered in Central Florida with a second office in Huntsville, Alabama. ECS specializes in training, technology, and consulting services across a wide range of platforms that support aviation, aerospace, healthcare, and other industries. Its diverse portfolio includes 2D and 3D visualization as well as augmented, virtual, and mixed reality to produce immersive and relevant advanced learning technologies and services for both government and commercial clients. The ECS services, support, and staff augmentation teams place experienced and relevant personnel, including instructors, operators, and staff, with the joint military services throughout the U.S. and internationally.
About Inc. 5000
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. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit https://conference.inc.com/.
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must be founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, several companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000.