TORONTO — For the second year in a row, Canadian Business and PROFIT have named Environics Analytics (EA) to the annual PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Now in its 29th year, the list ranks companies based on revenue growth over the past five years. This year, EA ranked No. 290, with a five-year revenue growth of 204%—up from No. 322 in 2016 when it posted a 167% growth rate.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

“Environics Analytics is again honoured to have earned a place on the annual PROFIT 500 ranking,” says Jan Kestle, EA’s president and CEO. “We’re especially pleased that our products and services continue to gain recognition in the marketplace. It means that forward-thinking organizations have embraced the importance of leveraging data and analytics to inform their decision making and achieve results.”

Founded in 2003, EA has grown rapidly by helping clients turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. Its staff of mathematicians, geographers, economists, researchers, statisticians, consultants and strategic marketers provide customer segmentation, trade area analysis, market assessment, predictive analytics, site evaluation and strategic consulting services, as well as more than 50 authoritative data products. EA’s client portfolio currently includes businesses, not-for-profits, universities and government agencies—more than 3,000 clients across Canada and the U.S.

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