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Kane Communications Group Named to Inc. Magazine’s List of the Midwest’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list employed more than 43,000 people

By - Mar 16th, 2021 09:15 am

MILWAUKEE (March 16, 2021) – Kane Communications Group, a research-driven public relations and integrated marketing firm, has been recognized in Inc. Magazine as number 141 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list. This prestigious ranking lists the fastest-growing private companies in 12 midwestern states. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“When I started Kane, my vision was to use communication to help create a world built on truth and integrity,” said Kimberly Kane, President and CEO of Kane. “I couldn’t have imagined the explosive growth we’ve seen in the past few years. I’m grateful to our clients who turn to us to help them build, activate and protect their reputations and our employees who serve as thought partners who drive progress every day. Our growth would not be possible without them.”

The companies on the Inc. 5000 list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the 12 Midwest states. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 199 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 43,000 people and added more than $11 billion to the Midwest economy.

Founded in 2013, Kane Communications Group has experienced significant growth in the last three years. Kane’s core values of curiosity, ingenuity, empathy and teamwork have helped the company build true partnerships with its clients and create a culture where employees can thrive. Kane continues to establish itself as one of Milwaukee’s and now the Midwest’s fastest-growing firms.

Kane is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women. Kane is also certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Wisconsin, under a Unified Certification Program (UCP).

Kane was listed among the rest of the midwestern companies on an interactive database with company profiles that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, which can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/midwest.

“This list proves the power of companies in Midwest states no matter the industry,” said Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

About Kane Communications Group

Kane Communications Group is a research-driven public relations and marketing firm that works closely with companies and their executives to build, activate and protect reputations – building faith in facts to inspire meaningful outcomes. . Our services include public relations, integrated marketing, crisis communications, internal communications, brand development, reputation management, brand journalism, digital and social media marketing, and video production.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals


The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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