Inc. magazine ranked Blue Sky MD NO. 1320 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Fuhu tops this year’s list. Blue Sky MD joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list. Blue Sky MD also earned the rank of NO. 35 among Top 100 North Carolina companies.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing private companies,” said Dr. David LaMond, Medical Director and CEO of Blue Sky MD. “I’m so proud of the fact that we’re based here in Western North Carolina, which continues to be the place to be for innovation and growth. The Hendersonville and Asheville communities, along with our outstanding team, are part of what has helped push us to this level.”
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion. Blue Sky MD has added 19 jobs in the previous three years and expanded operations to Asheville and Tennessee.
Blue Sky MD is a medically managed practice helping patients with weight control, hormone therapy, and advanced aesthetics. “We have a strong combination of doctors, nurses, registered dietitians, and counselors that make our practice the success that it is,” said LaMond. The corporation has two clinics in Western North Carolina, and a clinic operating under the Blue Sky MD license in Chattanooga, TN.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
About the Inc. 500/5000
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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 www.inc.com/500.
We couldn’t have earned this distinction without our patients and our amazing staff. You are the reason we have come this far, and you are the reason we’ll continue to grow and remain sustainable members of our communities. Thank you!