LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2023 – Inc. Magazine announced this week that Pray.com is No. 4 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Pacific list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Pacific private companies, based in Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington. Pray.com is also the No. 1 media company on the list. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful private companies within the Pacific economy generating sustainable growth and jobs.
“We are grateful that God has given Pray.com the opportunity to inspire millions of people from 183 different countries. We will continue to work hard to make prayer a priority everyday,” said Pray.com founder and CEO Steve Gatena. “While we appreciate the industry recognition of our accomplishments, what means more is what this represents – that we are helping grow faith, cultivate community, and leave a legacy of helping others on a global scale.”
Pray.com is a social impact company and the world's #1 app for daily prayer and faith-based media content. The Pray.com mobile app gives its 14 million users a chance to make prayer a priority with daily devotionals, hear the Bible come to life with original content, and fall asleep to Bedtime Bible stories narrated by inspirational celebrities.
Pray.com couldn’t do this without the invaluable partnerships with ministries and pastors who provide the inspirational teaching to help millions of Christians around the world grow in their faith every day. This includes content such as the “Bible in a Year with Jack Graham” podcast, which recently passed 10 million downloads less than five months after release.
The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Pacific. Between 2019 and 2021, these private companies had an average growth rate of 559 percent and, in 2021 alone, they added 14,536 jobs and $4.6 billion to the Pacific region’s economy. Companies based in the Irvine, Santa Monica, and Venice, California areas had the highest growth rates overall, with Pray.com as the highest in the media sector.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Pacific, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/pacific.
“This year’s Inc. 5000 Regional winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disrupters and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine.
The 2023 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2019 and 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.
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.
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