The Midwest doesn’t get much of the startup spotlight. But make no mistake: It’s home to plenty of fascinating, fast-growing companies. We’ve ranked 250 of them in Inc.‘s first annual list of America’s top businesses in the Midwest. Here you’ll find our reporting on everything you need to start and grow your company in the Midwest, along with the inspiring backstory of the No. 1 company in the region, which may sound like a Silicon Valley tech company but is very much a Midwestern fixture. You’ll also see how an in-person events platform and resource and networking hub for boutique owners are coping amid the coronavirus crisis. Dig further into Inc.’s rankings via our by-the-numbers infographic, delving into companies whose revenue in 2018 ranged from $1 million to $1.1 billion. Explore the list for more on the Midwest companies thriving most.

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