Orlando, Fla. (9/2/15) — ISGF is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. ISGF was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
ISGF’s management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.
“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Oﬃce of Research and Commercialization. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.
Joining ISGF on the Florida Companies to Watch list are the following Florida-based businesses:
“This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state’s top second stage companies,” said Dr. O’Neal. Second-stage companies are defined as those with six to 99 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.
The 50 companies named the 2015 Florida Companies to Watch generated a total of more than $1.2 billion in revenue and added nearly 1,000 employees between 2011 and 2014.
Together, the companies project a 23 percent increase in revenue and 19 percent increase in job growth in 2015.
Companies named to the list will be oﬃcially recognized November 5 at the Hard
Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando.
For more information, visit flctw.growfl.com.
More About ISGF:
Founded in 1991, ISGF specializes in Information Technology recruitment and staffing in 48 states. For over 20 years ISGF has been matching highly qualified professionals with exceptional companies ranging from mid-size to Fortune 1000. In 2015, ISGF was ranked #181 on the INC 500 list, Best Places to Work by the Orlando Business Journal and also one of the USPAACC’s Fastest Growing Top 100 Asian American Owned Businesses in America. ISGF is certified by the NMSDC as a Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE).
Bryan Driscoll, Business Manager and ISGF Media Relations
407-481-9580 x3990 or [email protected]. For more information visit www.isgf.com.
More About GrowFL:
GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies. Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® — growing existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website: growfl.com
About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,600-acre home in southwest Michigan.
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