NC Fast 40

Eligible Companies Must:

  • Be headquartered in the state of North Carolina
  • Be a commercial enterprise, not a nonprofit
  • Be either privately owned or publicly traded
  • Have net annual revenue in the range of $10 million to $500 million
  • Demonstrate sustained revenue and employment growth over the past 3 years

The selection committee will evaluate all interested applicants and contact the finalists to schedule brief appointments to validate the submitted information and interview an executive for the related article.



  • The NC Mid-Market Fast 40 annual program was developed by Cherry Bekaert LLP in 2011 and is presented by Business North Carolina
  • Eligible companies must be headquartered in North Carolina and have net sales ranging from $10 million to $500 million
  • NC Mid-Market Fast 40 honorees must meet strict eligibility criteria demonstrating three years of sustained revenue and employment growth
  • Qualifying companies will be ranked based upon a formula that takes into account percentage rate of total gross revenue growth over a three-year period
  • All reported revenue and employment figures are verified by the independent accounting firm of Cherry Bekaert and are held in strict confidence subject to a standard confidentiality agreement and privacy policy
  • NC Mid-Market Fast 40 honorees are featured in a supplement in the November issue of the Business North Carolina magazine
  • There is no cost for a company to be considered or awarded this honor or to be featured in the editorial feature in the Business North Carolina magazine

* If you are entering your fast growing company, simply fill out the application form. There is no need to fill out both forms in this case.

Key Dates to Remember

Nominations/Applications Open: April 1, 2024
Nominations Close: May 31, 2024
Applications Close: June 17, 2024
Winners Selected: July 26, 2024
Awards Gala: August 28, 2024

Questions about nominations and entries? Contact Blair Wolf.

This program is presented by: