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Dream Local Digital named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for 2nd Year

Dream Local Digital Inc. 5000 List 2019

Dream Local Digital named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for Second Year

Rockland, Maine – Dream Local Digital, a national digital marketing agency based in Midcoast Maine, has ranked in the 38th annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the second year in a row the company has made the prestigious list, a feat only 1 in 4 companies who make the list ever achieve. Dream Local has ranked 3,100 on the list with 119% growth in revenue over a three-year period, an increase in ranking from 3,237 in 2018. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

“Our team of #HoneyBadgers has worked tirelessly over the past ten and a half years to build this business from an office over my garage to a national company helping clients and partners in more than 65 cities, and I couldn’t be more gratified and proud to be recognized in this way by Inc. magazine. We are working with customers both small and large to help them promote their businesses via our online marketing programs and are having a positive economic impact not only with the jobs we are creating at our own firm, but with the growth we’re fueling at our clients’ businesses nationwide. Thanks to Inc. for its support and for recognizing our hard work. Being part of a rapidly scaling company isn’t for the faint of heart, and I’m honored to be among the game changers that are part of this list, including 11 other businesses in our home state of Maine.”  – Shannon Kinney, Founder & Client Success Officer

Dream Local Digital has helped thousands of businesses since 2009 with digital marketing services, including planning and executing digital advertising and managing their day-to-day content creation. The diverse team thrives on a passion for marketing and leveraging digital solutions for businesses. It works directly with small and medium businesses in Maine and throughout the United States and in partnerships with newspaper, radio, directory, and other media companies to provide digital marketing services for clients.

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, can be found at

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” said Inc. editor-in-chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But, what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

See additional coverage from Portland Press Herald.

About Dream Local Digital:

Dream Local Digital is a digital marketing agency specializing in digital marketing strategy, social media services,  SEO services, website design, and digital advertising. Dream Local Digital works with publishers, media companies, ad agencies, and directly with small to medium-sized businesses on all aspects of their digital marketing strategy, from website design and management, content strategy and social media to search engine optimization, reputation management and email marketing. Subscribe to the Dream Local Digital blog to keep up with the latest trends and insights from their team of experts. You can also learn more about Dream Local Digital’s culture and see what it’s like to be a #HoneyBadger.

For more information about Dream Local Digital, visit our website, send us an e-mail, or contact the main office at 207.593.7665. To stay in touch, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,  LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google My Business.

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