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Inc. magazine today announced that LOKA Creative ranked No. 140 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Southwest private companies in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Southwest economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses.

  

Founded in 2012 with offices in Albuquerque, NM, and Frisco, TX, LOKA Creative is a full-service communications agency specializing in integrative strategy, social media, marketing automation, graphic design, web development, copywriting, event production, and digital advertising for non-profits, public utilities, economic development, health and human services, tourism, and creative economies.

 

“The team behind LOKA Creative is the driving force behind our growth. They are passionate about creating positive change in the communities we serve,” said Julie Rastetter, LOKA Creative founder and president. “This is an honor that belongs to every person on the LOKA team.”

 

Companies on this year’s list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Southwest region. Between 2020 and 2022, these 162 private companies had an average growth rate of 135.43 percent; by 2023, they also added 17,606 jobs and $14.5 billion to the region’s economy.

 

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southwest, including company profiles, can be found at inc.com/Southwest in an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria.

 

“The honorees in our Inc. 5000 network are the Who’s Who of private companies. They’re energizing regional economies as they engineer the future of their industries. Learn who they are and what they do — they’ll be impacting things for a while,” said Eric Hagerman, Special Projects Editor at Inc. Media.

 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals 

 

Methodology 

The 2024 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2020 and 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2020. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent  not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies  as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2020 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.   

 

About Inc. Media  

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. 

 

The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com