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Nominations and Applications Open for GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch

Nominations have officially opened for 2015 Florida Companies to Watch!

Nominate second-stage businesses in your area. A typical Florida Companies to Watch class is comprised of businesses who collectively gross nearly $400 million in annual revenue, add more than 400 new jobs per year, average a 30{bfd614f294d07c51b84c8dad33a56885001f0ed7300088ac66752d3246377d5a} increase in earnings and experience over 25{bfd614f294d07c51b84c8dad33a56885001f0ed7300088ac66752d3246377d5a} growth in employees annually.


– Be privately held (not publicly traded and not a subsidiary or division of another company).

– Be a commercial enterprise, not a nonprofit.

– Be past the startup stage.

– Be facing issues of growth, not survival.

– Employ 6 to 99 full-time equivalent W-2 employees, including the owner.

– Have between $750,000 and $50,000,000 in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants.

– Be headquartered in the state of Florida.

– Have not won this award in the past.

– Demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow based on evidence such as:

  • Employee or sales growth
  • Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Other notable factors the showcase the company’s success


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