MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CivicPlus, a national leader in community engagement technology, has earned a spot on this year's Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/civicplus.
"This business milestone puts CivicPlus in an elite group of companies that are at the top of their games," said Ward Morgan, CEO of CivicPlus. "The Inc. 5000 is a piece of American history in the business world and we're proud to be part of it."
Other American business icons that once graced the Inc. 5000 list include Microsoft, Oracle, Jenny Craig, Zappos, and E*Trade. Overcoming the odds by growing the business 121 percent over the past three years, in spite of the U.S. recession, is a tribute to the Kansas-based company that designs and hosts local government websites for communities of all sizes across the country.
"Our business, which offers local government officials cost-effective solutions for informing and engaging citizens, has actually been fueled by the economic downturn," Morgan said. "The effective websites we develop help cities and counties do more with less."
CivicPlus was ranked #2085 on the Inc. 5000's 2011 list. The 2011 Inc. 5000 measures revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. To qualify, companies must be U.S. based, privately held, independent (not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies), and have had at least $100,000 in revenue in 2007 and $2 million in 2010.
Founded in 2001 in Manhattan, KS, CivicPlus has designed nearly 900 local government websites for cities and counties serving more than 31.6 million citizens throughout North America.