CLEVELAND — National Automotive Experts (NAE/NWAN) announced the company was recognized as a member of the 2018 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America list. The 37th annual Inc. 5000 is widely regarded as the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Once-small businesses such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“To be recognized as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies is a reflection of the sacrifice our team makes every day to provide an unforgettable experience to our partners and clients,” said Kelly Price, CEO of NAE/NWAN. “Our growth is inspired by the commitment and dedication our partners demonstrate. They are the reason for our success and we are committed to making a positive impact with every client interaction.”

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2% and a median rate of 171.8%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years, according to Inc.’s editor in chief, James Ledbetter.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice. The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives,” Ledbetter said.