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With a 2-Year Revenue Growth of 1535%, Ironside HR is No. 8 on Inc. Regionals 2024 Southwest List

Today, Inc. magazine revealed that Ironside HR is No. 8 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Southwest private companies, based in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Southwest economy’s most dynamic segment– its independent small businesses.

Ironside’s CEO, Doug Carter made the following statement, “With this being our fourth year on the Inc. Regionals list, we are beyond excited to not only be on the list again but to have moved up in rank each year since 2021. Congrats to all the other winners on this year’s Inc. Regionals list.”

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Southwest region. Between 2020 and 2022, these 162 private companies had an average growth rate of 135.43 percent; by 2023, they’d also added 17,606 jobs and $14.5 billion to the region’s economy.

“The honorees in our Inc. 5000 network are the Who’s Who of private companies. They’re energizing regional economies as they engineer the future of their industries. Learn who they are and what they do — they’ll be impacting things for a while,” said Eric Hagerman, Special Projects Editor at Inc. Media.

Ironside HR is a national healthcare talent acquisition firm established in 2011 by Doug and Kara Carter. The founding mission of Ironside was to provide cost-efficient recruitment solutions to address the staffing shortages for healthcare facilities across the U.S. From coast to coast, whether it’s a CNA or a CEO search, Ironside HR provides both permanent, direct-hire and contract/travel recruitment services to clients across the nation.

Inc. 5000 Regionals Methodology

The 2024 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2020 and 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2020. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2020 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $1 million.

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.