Gorilla Group Ranks Number 29 at the 2013 Inner City 100 Awards

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Gorilla Group is a recipient of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City's 2013 Inner 100 Award, ranking number 29 on this year's list.

Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce service provider, announced that they are a recipient of the 2013 Inner City 100 Awards, ranking number 29 on the prestigious list. Compiled by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune magazine, more than 2000 companies were nominated for this year’s awards, which recognize the fastest growing companies in America’s urban centers. This is Gorilla Group’s second consecutive appearance on the Inner City 100 list.

This year’s Inner City 100 winners come from 31 states, representing a wide spectrum of industries. Of the 11 Chicago-area companies recognized, Gorilla Group ranks 4th, with a 5 year Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 35%. Over that period, Gorilla Group has grown almost ten-fold to 144 employees, with 89 full-time employees based at their Chicago headquarters.

With lead sponsors including Goldman Sachs and Staples, the Inner City 100 Awards and Symposium, now in its 15th year, brings together small business leaders from across the country to recognize their accomplishments and provide educational resources focused on spurring business innovation and job creation. The Inner City 100 awards took place on May 21st in Boston. The full list of winners can be found at Fortune.com.

“We’re honored to once again be recognized by the ICIC and to have the opportunity to meet and learn from so many amazing businesses,” said Randy Kohl, Senior Content Strategist at Gorilla Group. “The award is the result of the commitment of everyone in our organization and a testament to Chicago’s vibrant business community.”

About Gorilla: Combining award-winning website design, development, strategy, post-launch managed services and hosting, Gorilla Group delivers innovative ecommerce solutions to B2B and direct-to-consumer brands across industries. Headquartered in Chicago, Gorilla has unmatched expertise creating unique, functional shopping experiences that connect brands with their customers, producing better ROI through the digital channel.

About ICIC: 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.

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