Leading Edge Joins Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Second Year

Bend, Oregon — Leading Edge Aviation, Inc. is honored to be named as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine on it’s annual Inc. 5000. This is the company’s second year being named on this prestigious list. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“We are an organization that is always focused on moving forward,” says Brad Fraley, President and CEO of Leading Edge Aviation. “We’ve built a strong foundation on customer service and high quality workmanship that has allowed us to continue to grow in remarkable ways during the past few years. Being recognized for that growth is extremely rewarding for all of us and, we hope, it reflects well on the entrepreneurial spirit of the community of Bend.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The Average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

Leading Edge Aviation encompasses seven major business segments including helicopter flight training, fixed wing flight training, avionics, maintenance, helicopter charter, Robinson Helicopter overhaul, and FBO/fuel services, featuring two FBO locations in both Bend and Redmond, Oregon. Visit online at www.flyleadingedge.com.

Contact:

Marti Fraley

Marketing Director

Leading Edge Aviation

541-480-4486

mfraley@flybend.com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000:

Methodology

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media:

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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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