There's a new list that was just published of the Midwest's Fastest-Growing Private Companies. I was happy to see that one of my favorite places has grown by 296% in just a couple of years!

Inc. Magazine recently shared its rankings of the fastest-growing companies within the Midwest's economy's independent small businesses.

The Midwest Region includes 11 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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Duluth's Wild State Cider Ranks High On The List

Duluth came in at number 2 for Minnesota companies on the list for growth. They've been in operation for just 5 years in Duluth, crafting their line of ciders. They've expanded from just two employees to now over 30.

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Wild State Cider

Production at the cidery has increased to make them a top 20 manufacturer of alcohol producers in Minnesota.

They originally had their cider in Lincoln Park's craft district, but they moved it to a new facility where they can make up to 500,000 gallons of cider! That's incredible! How many cans can you fill with that? Roughly 5.3 million cans of cider.

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Wild State Cider will soon be distributed to Colorado.

I had no idea that Wild State was so big. They distribute in 5 states and soon they will be launching Colorado distribution in a couple of weeks.

Wild State Cider #40 in the Midwest

Wild State Cider ranked high at #40 in the Midwest. They were second in Minnesota, just behind Direct Clicks, a Woodbury-based marketing company.

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