For the second year running, a small web agency nestled in Lansing's Old Town earned a coveted spot on the Inc. 5000 list and captured recognition as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
Gravity Works Design and Development earned spot #3,002 on the annual list published by "Inc. Magazine." The list highlights businesses that have shown notable revenue growth for three consecutive years, and is culled from the results of the more than 7 million private businesses in the United States.
Not all businesses cited on the Inc. 5000 list make repeat appearances. In the past 36 years, only one in three have appeared twice on the list.
"I think all small business owners come to a point where they have to decide whether it's time to camp or climb," says Gravity Works Owner Jeff McWherter. "At Gravity Works, we climb."
Gravity Works was founded in 2009 and specializes in building customer websites and mobile apps. Located at the corner of N. Washington and Grand River in Old Town, the company works with Michigan-based businesses, government agencies, national franchises, and international nonprofits.
Content Strategist Hailey Anderson says company culture is a strong driver of Gravity Works' ongoing success.
"Enjoying where you work, the people you work with, and having fun makes a big difference in productivity and creativity," says Anderson. "We're deeply invested in the success of our projects because we care about our clients and doing good work."
Since 2014, Gravity Works has experienced a total growth rate of 141 percent. In 2016, the company expanded its footprint by adding more remote employees across North America. Currently, the small business employs 17 people, with 7 working remotely.
Source: Hailey Anderson, Content Strategist, Gravity Works
Writer: Ann Kammerer, News Editor
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