We’re proud to announce that Applied Development has been named to the inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: DC Metro’s Top Companies list. We achieved 329% growth from 2016-2018, allowing us to take the number 27 spot among the 250 fastest growing companies in the D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia metropolitan region.

About the Companies on the List

2020 is the first year that Inc. has awarded these honors to regional companies rather than focusing on a national list. The companies that received this award saw their combined two-year revenue total soar 106% on average for a collective $6.5 billion in 2018. Altogether, these companies also created 41,000 jobs for employees working in the D.C. Metro area. 

Applied Development’s Place on the List 

We’re excited to be recognized as a company representing the diversability (diverse ability) community in Maryland and the surrounding metropolitan area. It gives us the opportunity to help more government entities and private companies provide better accessibility to people who need it.

CEO Kimberly Citizen also commented on Applied Development’s spot as one of the most diverse companies on the list. “We are the only company with a black female veteran in leadership. It is an honor to be in this position and to watch our company grow as quickly as it has in the last two years. I am proud of the vision that Biffrey and I are achieving together and of the team that works hard to add value to it every day.”

Inc. also wrote a full feature on Applied Development, which you can access here

On June 3rd, Kimberly and Biffrey will be attending the Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro Summit & Awards ceremony at Hook Hall in Washington, D.C.

What’s Next for Applied Development

At Applied Development, we are always working hard to keep growing and giving back to the community. You can hear Kimberly talk about her vision for 2020 on the episode of Citizen CEO, “Being the Bridge.” Kimberly intends to continue mentoring other minorities, females, and veterans on the ins and outs of business ownership and working government entities.

Additionally, she plans to spend the year growing the company intentionally, expanding partnerships with nonprofits and continuing to aid the diversability community. You can learn more about Applied Development and our mission right here or give us a call at 410.571.4016.