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August 20th, 2021

GrapeTree Honored for the 6th Time as Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America's Fastest - Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 5000


For the 6th Time, GrapeTree Medical Staffing Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 4336 With Three‐Year Revenue Growth of 65 Percent


Inc. magazine revealed that GrapeTree Medical Staffing is No. 4336 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.


Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.


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. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20.


“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”


About GrapeTree Medical Staffing

Founded in 1999 by travelling RN Tim Kinnetz, GrapeTree Medical Staffing is a healthcare staffing agency with over 20 years of experience, offering 24/7 staffing solutions to healthcare facilities throughout the Midwest. GrapeTree provides support by staffing quality healthcare professionals to fill travel contracts, per diem shifts and local long-term assignments left by staffing shortages. GrapeTree is certified by The Joint Commission, recognized nationwide as a “Gold Seal of Approval” and a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards.


Through the utilization of the latest technology to help streamline staffing and scheduling, GrapeTree has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, employing 180+ office staff members who manage over 6,400 healthcare employees working at approximately 1,800 facilities in a twelve‐state area  –  Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. GrapeTree is headquartered in Milford, Iowa.


Media Contact

Becca Spooner, Marketing Manager

Becca.Spooner@grapetree.com or (712) 336-0800 Ext. 1122


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Methodology

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.


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 web sites, 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 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.


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