NEW YORK (August 25, 2016) –Inc. named talent management firm MS Companies to the 2396th spot 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. MS Companiesearned its spot on this year’s list with a three-year sales growth rate of 151 percent.

“This award highlights the many successes our team has made possible,” said Pete Butler, CEO and founder of MS Companies. “During this time of rapid growth for the gig economy, our Workforce as a Service application has proven to be a gateway to a quick-response talent pool that is trained, screened, and scaled to our clients’ needs.”

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433 percent. 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 percent 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.” 

This is MS Companies’ third consecutive year on the Inc. 5000. The company has also ranked on the Indianapolis Business Journal’s list of the 25 fastest-growing privately held companies the last three years. In addition to its three-year sales growth, MS Companies also grew its workforce and revenue by 33percent and 36 percent in 2015.

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MS Companies provides talent management servicesrooted in technology and driven by data.By mapping companies’ Workforce DNA with its proprietary software, MS Companies distinguishes inefficiencies and true workforce gapswhile identifying employees likely to excel at the unique demands of customer worksites. From digital talent acquisition to centralized scheduling, MS Companies provides an end-to-end talent solution based on real-time data and mobile engagement. Headquartered in Indianapolis, MS Companies supports more than 600 clients in 14 states. For more information, visit



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The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 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 

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