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August 17, 2016
For the Fourth Time, Innovative Enterprises Named One of the Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America 

Innovative Enterprises, Inc., a strategic partner to the background screening industry and expert provider of court research information products, smart data solutions and ancillary services, proudly announced that for the fourth time in less than ten years it has earned a spot on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America, with a three year growth ranking it #3118 on the 2016 list.

Innovative and the 2016 Inc. 500|5000 entrepreneurs rank among the most competitive crop in the list’s 35 year history.  These firms, on average, achieved a mind-boggling three year growth of 433%, generated aggregate revenue of more than $200 billion, and added 640,000 new jobs to the economy. 

“We’re both humbled and honored to have once again earned a place among the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 companies,” stated Clifford J. Williams, Innovative’s President and Chief Operating Officer.  “Each and every member of our team is absolutely committed to making sure that our customers continue to outpace their competition, and for the fourth time in less than ten years the market has validated our unique, relationship based approach to doing business.”

"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg.  “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them.  No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch.  That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows.  But without it, free enterprise fails.”

About Innovative Enterprises, Inc.

Innovative serves as a strategic partner to the background screening industry as an expert provider of court research information products, smart data solutions and ancillary services.  Innovative commands an intimate knowledge of its core competencies gleaned from more than two centuries of cumulative staff experience in public records research and aggregation, law enforcement, judicial administration and private investigation.

An industry leader since 1996, Innovative is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and has helped to raise the bar through its active participation in the formulation of a number of best practice guidelines for industry providers across various segments.  Innovative was honored in 2008 and again in 2009 as one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America.  For more information, please call 1-888-777-9435, email, or visit us online at

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