INDIANAPOLIS | Nominations and applications are open for the sixth annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards program, highlighting some of the state's most impressive second-stage growth companies.
Presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corp., its Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Edward Lowe Foundation, Indiana Companies to Watch recognizes privately held Indiana businesses that employ six to 150 full–time employees and have between $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue or capital.
"Companies to Watch highlights high-growth, homegrown Hoosier businesses that make up the foundation of our economy," said Eric Doden, president of the IEDC, in a statement. "Small businesses are not only an essential part of Indiana's story, but critical to building a stronger future for our state and creating more careers for Hoosiers. We look forward to recognizing this year's rising companies."
Nominate an eligible business or apply for the awards by completing the application forms at indiana.companiestowatch.org. A panel of judges will review the applications and select the companies to receive the awards based on past growth, projected success, innovation, technology application, company culture, community involvement and other factors.
Nominations will be accepted through March 29. Nominees must complete an application by April 19. Companies also may bypass the nomination process and submit an application on their own behalf.
Winners of the awards will be recognized during an August awards dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.