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Inc. 5000 Regionals

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals California list had an average growth rate of 535 percent. 

Irvine, California, March 16, 2021Inc. magazine today revealed that Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI) is No. 194 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals California list. This is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing California-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the California economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

“We are proud of the positive impact DDI’s growth has had for our employees, their families, and the greater Orange County community.”

Aaron Hageman, CEO, Delivery Drivers, Inc.

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in California. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 535%. Furthermore, in 2019, they employed more than 40,000 people and added nearly $7 billion to the California economy. Additionally, companies based in major metro areas—Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego—brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals California, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at starting March 16, 2021.

“This list proves the power of companies in California no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”


Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI) was founded in 1996 and is a third-party administrator with a singular focus – to bring Human Resource and Driver Management solutions for business owners operating with independent contractors. Furthermore, DDI’s mission is to serve, provide advocacy and leadership to the millions of 1099 entrepreneurs in the global gig economy.  DDI’s business model helps companies find and onboard top quality driver-partners and assist with accounting and tax services – all while providing compliance and legal expertise.


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The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regional are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. Firstly, to qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. Secondly, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Subsequently, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) Furthermore, the minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 

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