CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 2, 2016) - Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, announced today the company was named to Crain's Chicago Business's "Fast 50" list for the sixth year in a row. The annual list of Chicago companies recognized Echo for its 254.7 percent five-year growth rate and 2015 revenue of $1.5 billion. Over 1,200 Echo employees are based in Chicago, which represents more than half of the company's workforce.
"While we expand our national presence organically and through smart acquisitions, we are proud to continue our strong growth at our headquarters in the great city of Chicago as well," said Douglas R. Waggoner, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics. "Retaining an impressive growth rate over this five-year award period reflects our stability, the hard work of our employees and our industry-leading technology platform."
Companies on the Fast 50 must be headquartered in the six-county area of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will, plus Lake County in Indiana, and have 2015 revenue of at least $15 million. Qualifying companies also show revenue growth from 2014-15 and no more than one year of declining revenue at any point from 2010-14. For the complete list, visit www.chicagobusiness.com/section/fast-50.
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal, and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 30,000 transportation providers to serve clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management.