Securing a spot on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list is an incredible honor for us and the entire Ooze team, said Gjergj Sinishtaj, partner and co-CEO of Ashh DBA Ooze Wholesale. We are thrilled to be named second overall in the rapidly-growing cannabis industry and the second fastest-growing company in all of Michigan. There are two factors contributing to our success the first being our dedicated and tireless crew here at Ooze. The second is made up of our valued customers all over North America and beyond. Without these two components, none of this would have ever been possible.
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.
The companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success, says 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.