Every year the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City names 100 top American companies whose annual growth rates and urban locations make them impressive as case studies and positive business examples. This year ICIC received over 2,000 nominations from those hoping to make the list, so we're thrilled to be recognized and ranked #39 overall.
Last year we ranked #38, so it looks like our growth is holding strong. We're also proud to be one of 11 Texas businesses on the list, proving that you don't have to be huge to be successful. Our CEO, Kevin O'Brien, attended the 2013 Inner City 100 Symposium earlier this week in Boston (he even appeared on a panel featuring fellow Inner City 100 CEOs), and this has been a great learning experience and opportunity all around.
Thanks to all of our incredible customers and business partners for helping us achieve this recognition. We plan to continue to grow and improve, not only by participating in the exciting pet travel market, but serving as one of its leaders. We very much look forward to the challenge!