Business growth throughout Kentucky is critical to the continued expansion of Kentucky’s economy and vital to job creation throughout the Commonwealth. In conjunction with The Lane Report, Dean Dorton is proud to recognize the distinct and esteemed companies that are impacting Kentucky’s economic development through a new special report, Kentucky’s Proof, and the Best Bets list.
Those honored as Best Bets companies will benefit from heightened market awareness for their business and employees. Leveraging this positive recognition can enhance your company’s brand, attract and retain customers, and develop a strong employee talent pool.
“We created the Best Bets list to highlight the unbelievable talent and innovation happening with Kentucky-based companies,” said David Bundy, President and CEO of Dean Dorton. “We’ve seen tremendous growth and change in our state throughout the last 20 years, and the companies on this list are often the initiators of that progress – something we want and need to celebrate.”
Dick Kelly, Publisher and CEO of The Lane Report added, “Our publishing company has focused for over 30 years on the positive aspects of Kentucky’s economic growth and the best practices of our successful companies. We look forward to increasing the recognition and brand awareness of the Best Bets companies selected by Kentucky’s Proof project.”
The Best Bets list is based on several factors including the revenue figures provided, re-investment in the company, employee investment, and other achievements. The Best Bets list will be featured in the March edition of The Lane Report, followed by a special publication in April called Kentucky’s Proof. Kentucky’s Proof will provide insight into where Kentucky’s growth currently stems from and where future growth and investment are likely to occur. In addition, honorees from the Best Bets listed will be featured throughout the publication.
Applications Open: November 14, 2017
Applications Close: February 9, 2018
Best Bets List Honorees Notified: March 16, 2018
Kentucky’s Proof Published and Distributed: April 2018
Eligibility – all nominees must:
1. Be an independent, for-profit, privately-held company.
2. Have an average of at least $1 million in revenue for the three most recent years (2015, 2016, 2017).
3. Be headquartered in Kentucky. Foreign ownership companies are permitted to apply as long as at least 50% of the revenue remains in-state. Ownership by private equity is also permitted.
4. Have a three-year operating sales history.
To learn more and apply, visit kybestbets.com.