Crain's Chicago Business is a special issue featuring the city's fastest-growing companies, and they are looking for more applicants!

Companies who apply must meet the following criteria: 

  • At least 6 years old
  • Headquartered in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake (both Illinois and Indiana), McHenry, or Will counties
  • Made a minimum of $15 million in 2018
  • Grew a significant amount between 2013 and 2018 with no more than one drop in revenue
  • Are not the following: real estate investment trusts (REITs), regulated banks, real estate developers, utilities, holding companies, subsidiaries/divisions, franchises or nonprofit organizations

To download a copy of the 2019 application, click on this link or visit

 The deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2019.