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Lever1 Included on Inc. 5000’s 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest


Lever1 Included on Inc. 5000’s 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest

Lever1 Appears on the Inaugural list, Ranking No. 53


Kansas City, Mo. – March 25, 2020 – Inc. Magazine ranked Lever1 No. 53 on its first annual list, The 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest. The list provides a snapshot of the most successful companies in the region, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Lever1 is a Kanas City, MO-based Professional Employer Organization (PEO) providing clients locally, and across the country, with outsourced, cost-effective, and experienced management of Human Resources (HR), health benefits, and payroll and accounting services.  Lever1 is consistently named one of the fastest growing businesses in MO.


Speaking about Lever1’s inclusion on The 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest, company CEO Gregory Gragg said, “Lever1 President Erica Brune and her team consistently exceed expectations and their exponential growth is a direct result.”  Gragg went on to say, “Lever1 is grateful for this recognition, but similar to many small businesses in this uncertain climate, we are simultaneously working with our clients to help them remain compliant and internally to ensure we will retain an integral role in providing our essential services  so companies can do what they do best.”


Companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 Series are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2016 to 2018. To qualify, companies must: be located in the region to which they are applying and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. Learn more about these companies.


About Lever1:

Lever1 is Kansas City-based Professional Employer Organization (PEO), providing resources for businesses across the country. Through integrated services, business owners can cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, benefits, office management, accounting, and payroll. Lever1 is an invaluable partner to businesses looking to streamline all employment needs.  Lever1 can be found at


About Inc. Media:

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