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Coming in Hot: CallTrackingMetrics lands at #123 on the Inc. 5000 D.C. Metro’s Top Companies

by Frances Miller

The CallTrackingMetrics team has 98 reasons to celebrate this week! News broke today that our company landed with a 98% growth rate from 2016 to 2018, placing us high at #123 on Inc.’s ranking of the most successful companies in the D.C. Metro region. Combined, these DC region companies employ over 88,000 people and bring over $6.5 billion to the greater DC economy.

Growing fast and steady

Growing a startup company fast is tough. Doing it without any outside funding? Even tougher. But growing steadily, with the level of control to avoid layoffs, is an extreme feat in business. CallTrackingMetrics has held our footing since being honored in 2016, when we made Inc.’s iconic listing of fastest growing companies in America.

2020 is Inc.’s very first annual ranking for the Washington Metropolitan region. Here, our company hit the map with a staggering 98% growth over 2 years—and that was only 2016–2018.

Fastest growing companies in Baltimore

Baltimore is on fire, as the fastest growing metro area in the region. In addition to CTM, 32 other companies in the Baltimore area made Inc.’s list. Among them are Contrast & Company, a branding and advertising agency in Annapolis; Sonatype, a software tool for developers; and Enradius, a company providing geo-targeted advertising. We’re proud to be among the community of talented, modern, mid-atlantic-based teams. In case you missed it, just a few months ago CallTrackingMetrics landed at #12 out of 50 in the Baltimore Business Journal’s fastest growing companies.

Congrats to our clients who are among the fastest growing companies in the DC Metro Area!

We were thrilled to see some familiar names among us on the list of companies! CTM’s purpose is to empower businesses with innovative communication tools to accelerate their growth. So naturally, seeing evidence of these companies succeeding brings us great joy. Congratulations to Surefire Local, Blades of Green, and all the others! We’re happy to be in such good company (pun 100% intended).

How does the Inc. 5000 ranking work?

The system is pretty straightforward: rankings pulled for the 2020 Inc. 5000 Regional Series came from percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2018. This did not include growth in the number of employees, though Inc. did mention that our companies combined added over 41,000 jobs over the two years. Qualifying companies were founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. In order to be considered, the companies also had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 was $100,000, and the minimum for 2018 was $1 million.

Join a fast growing team and help us make Inc. 5000’s 2021 ranking!

Good news! CallTrackingMetrics is currently hiring for several positions in our Maryland office. Find your fit our marketing, sales, engineering, customer success, or technical support team. Take a look at our open positions and apply today.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit