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CONTRIBUTED CONTENT – Inc. Magazine recently released its annual list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. InfoWest, southern Utah’s longest-running Internet service provider, was recognized on the list with 130% growth in the past three years.
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked based on the percentage of revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. InfoWest is one of only two small independent St. George businesses to make this year’s list, ranking at number 2,964.
“The Inc. 5000 award is a direct reflection of the people who work at InfoWest,” said Kelly Nyberg, President and CEO. “They are the ones who made this possible, from our leadership team and their vision to each of our nearly 100 employees who work tirelessly every day to ensure that InfoWest always delivers the ultimate internet experience to our valued people. clients.”
Randy Cosby, COO and Executive Vice President, recognized that it took a monumental team effort to establish InfoWest as a leading telecommunications provider in the Southern Utah community and in the -of the. However, they not only want to become a bigger business, but also a better business.
InfoWest reinvested $ 1.2 million in its network last year to improve the customer experience and continues to use the most advanced technologies available. The company not only provides internet service, but also home security service, residential and commercial phone service, as well as web hosting and development. Their rapidly expanding network serves customers from northern Utah to southern Overton, Nevada.
“We try to keep things local and be as close to our customers as possible to understand the needs of our individual markets,” Cosby said. “We adapt, we adjust and we make sure we provide the necessary services. It may look a little different from city to city.
InfoWest brought Internet access and digital phone service to southern Utah 27 years ago. The business is still run by two of its original owners – Nyberg and Cosby – who have strong roots in the community. The duo met while attending what was then Dixie State College.
“To me, receiving this award makes it feel like we’re not just a small business in a small town anymore,” Cosby said. “We have grown into a great little small town business. “
Small businesses are booming in the United States, with more than 31.7 million businesses currently in operation. This number represents over 99% of all companies operating nationwide and employs 48.75% of the workforce. In Utah, approximately 287,800 small businesses employ more than half a million people. Despite the challenges of the past year and a half, small businesses have grown by 24% during COVID-19.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list appears to be one of the most important business lists ever compiled,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Magazine, in a press release. “Building one of America’s fastest growing companies in one year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we have been through is just amazing. That kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a lot of people.
According to the press release, the Inc. 5000 annual list is considered the most prestigious ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the country. It represents a unique look at the most successful companies in the most dynamic segment of the American economy – its small independent businesses. The complete list, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, is available in line.
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