World Economic Forum Recognizes 12 US Companies as Global Growth Companies

  • world economic forumTwelve of the region’s fastest-growing companies have been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Companies community
  • Companies are nominated on the strength of their ability to become future global leaders and are drawn from a broad spectrum of sectors, including healthcare, information technology, retail and energy
  • The Global Growth Companies community currently consists of over 370 companies from around the world

New York City, United States, 20 October 2014 – The World Economic Forum today announced its selection of Global Growth Companies (GGCs) in the United States, consisting of 12 of the country’s most dynamic and high-growth companies. These companies are considered trailblazers, shapers and innovators that are committed to improving the state of the world.

GGCs are fast-growing companies with the clear potential to become global economic leaders. The 12 nominated GGCs represent a broad cross section of industrial sectors but share in common a track record in exceeding industry standards in revenue growth, promotion of innovative business practices and demonstration of leadership in corporate citizenship.

The selected companies are: 2UBoxCare.comChobaniFireEyeFuhuHUSCO International,Intuitive SurgicalIPG PhotonicsKeurig Green and Opower.

They will be recognized during the World Economic Forum Industry Strategy Meeting in New York City on 21-22 October 2014. The event marks the inception of an unprecedented collective effort by 300 strategy officers from across all industries and geographies to explore in depth key cross-cutting transformational drivers and trends.

“The World Economic Forum is proud to recognize these 12 champions that are at the forefront of driving responsible economic growth, job creation and entrepreneurism in the United States. We look forward to the active and dynamic role they will play at our meeting in New York, working with the region’s leaders to foster inclusive, sustainable growth,” said David Aikman, Managing Director and Head of New Champions at the World Economic Forum.

The lists of newly selected GGCs can be downloaded here. Together with the Social Entrepreneurs, Technology Pioneers, Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Young Scientists, the GGCs make up the New Champions, a larger World Economic Forum community of pioneers, disruptors and innovators. Nomination as a GGC provides companies with an opportunity to join the larger GGC community of over 370 companies worldwide. These companies contribute to the Forum’s meetings, projects and knowledge products, which in turn support them on their path to achieving responsible and sustainable growth.

Individuals with a strong understanding of companies that might qualify as a Global Growth Company are invited to submit nominations or encourage companies to nominate themselves for the 2015 selection process. To nominate a company, please complete the online form here.


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