PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Consumer Cellular, the number one rated cellphone service for the third consecutive year and exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, has earned a spot on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for the fifth year in a row.
“It is an honor to receive recognition for the fifth consecutive year as one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies”
“It is an honor to receive recognition for the fifth consecutive year as one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies,” said John Marick, Consumer Cellular CEO. “Our consistent growth is a testament to the belief our customers have in flexible plans and phones that meet their lifestyle as well as the tireless work of our employees to provide outstanding customer service.”
Consumer Cellular has expanded and grown revenue by 158 percent between 2009 and 2012, and nearly 40 percent during 2012. The company also added 478 jobs during that time frame. Recognized for their continued growth, in the private sector, the company has landed the No. 2,308 spot on the 2013 Inc. 5000 list. Ranked 21 out of 50 Oregon-based businesses, Consumer Cellular also ranked among the top telecommunications companies in the nation.
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/inc5000/list.
The companies featured in the 2013 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2009 through 2012. To be included on the list, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008 and they must have been based in the United States, privately held, for profit and independent (not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies) as of December 31, 2012. Companies must have generated minimum revenues of $100,000 in 2009 and $2 million in 2012. Final selection of the Inc. 5000 companies takes place after extensive screening and interviews by reporters and writers for Inc.com.
About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members and a top-rated carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to those 50+. Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 800 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, covering more than 296 million people – or 97 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular’s wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Sears and RadioShack dealer franchise locations, as well as direct to consumers at www.consumercellular.com or 800-686-4460. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for four years in a row. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.