Two Chattanooga businesses make the list of America's 500 fastest growing companies

Steam Logistics and Reliance Partners make list of 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S.

Inc. Magazine releases it's 500 and 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies in America each year. Two Chattanooga companies, Steam Logistics and Reliance Partners, made the top 500 list this year.

This is great news for the companies, and the City of Chattanooga, but a big part of that story for our local economy is that both companies are growing and adding jobs.

The Magazine calls these 5,000 companies the superheroes of the U.S. economy.

Steam is 254 on the list. Reliance Partners, which is an Insurance Broker, is 461.

We visited the companies to talk about just how fast they are growing. Jason Provonsha, CEO Steam Logistics, said, "our headcount has doubled over the past year, and so, you know, we think that is just going to continue at a pretty significant pace."

Jason Coleman, Senior VP of Sales for Reliance Partners, says that the growth "we've experienced here over the last few years has just been amazing." He said the staff at Reliance Partners, "has grown 400% in the last couple of years. We speak twelve different languages here in the office."

Both companies have also been recognized for positive workplace culture in the past

The two companies are backed by the Lamp Post Group, and are lead by former execitives of Access America Transport

The complete list was released this week.

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