First Orion Makes List of Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine

How is First Orion doing? Well … we were just named to the influential Inc. 5000 Regionals Southeast list – ranking No. 144. We were the only company in Arkansas to make the cut.

It’s an honor to receive this award and we’re happy to represent our state on this respected list!

Inc. 5000 Regional Award

Inc. 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Southeast region economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses.

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Southeast region. Between 2018 and 2020, these 173 private companies had an average growth rate of 147% percent and, in 2020 alone, they added 27,794 jobs and nearly $4.9 billion to the Southeast region’s economy.

Read the full press release – “First Orion Ranks No. 144 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Southeast Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.”

What did our CEO say?

“First Orion’s inclusion in the Inc. list is a significant recognition which underscores the team’s desire to innovate and develop technologies that make a difference for businesses and consumers worldwide,” said Charles Morgan, CEO of First Orion. “Our growth is accelerating rapidly, and we’ve already seen record-breaking numbers across the board during the first three months of the year. I’m also thrilled how the success of our Branded Communication technology has positioned us to bring new jobs to Arkansas and showcase the potential the state has to be a tech hub.”

In 2021, First Orion also received multiple awards for personnel growth, technology solutions, and local presence.

In July, we were named a Growjo 10K Company for growth. First Orion ranked in three lists, #37 in Telecom, #6 in Arkansas, and #3475 Overall!

First Orion also received the coveted 2021 Contact Center Technology award from CUSTOMER Magazine for Branded Communication solutions.

We also received the 2021 Chairman’s Award for Large Business Partner of the Year by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce in December.

First Orion helps businesses reach customers more effectively by equipping them with the ability to brand their mobile phone communication and deliver secure, trusted connections – adding value to the phone and revolutionizing the way customers engage with their brands today. For more information about First Orion and the Branded Communication suite, please visit



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