Chicago, IL, May 22, 2013 – LaSalle Network, Chicago’s premier provider of staffing and recruiting services, has been named on the 2013 Inner City 100, a list of the 100 fastest growing urban companies in America as determined by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune magazine.
The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEO’s as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as a company that is driving economic prosperity and creating jobs for local residents,” says Tom Gimbel, Founder and CEO of LaSalle Network. “Our goal has always been to support the community that has given us so much.”
Recipients of the award were selected based on their revenue growth over a 5-year period. LaSalle Network was ranked 91, with a 63 percent growth rate from 2007 to 2011. This is LaSalle’s second year on the list, having been recognized in 2011.
This year in total, the Inner City 100 winners created nearly 76,000 new jobs, employed more than 100,000 people, averaged 50 percent annual growth, and generated $2.1 billion in annual sales.
The rankings for each company were unveiled at the Inner City 100 Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 21st in Boston, Mass. Recipients attended a two-day event featuring seminars for Inner City 100 business owners and managers at Harvard Business School.
About LaSalle Network
LaSalle Network is Chicago’s premier provider of professional staffing and recruiting services specializing in accounting and finance, technology, administrative, call center, human resources, marketing and executive search. Since its inception, LaSalle has grown over 1,000 percent, worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 25,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for the past six years, named by Staffing Industry Analysts’ as a top five “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” from 2011 through 2013, and among the “Fastest Growing Staffing Firms” in 2012. The firm has offices in downtown Chicago, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook and Gurnee.
About The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.