Taoti makes the Inc. 5000

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Inc. Magazine ranks Taoti Creative among America’s fastest-growing private companies—the Inc. 5000

Washington DC digital strategy and design agency, Taoti Creative, Ranks No. 2199 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 167%.

NEW YORK, September 1, 2016
Inc. magazine ranked Taoti Creative NO. 2199 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. This honor comes at the same time that Taoti wraps construction on its new office space in the historic Eastern Market area of Capitol Hill and celebrates its 20-year anniversary.

“It’s a big year for Taoti.” said Taoti Creative CEO Brent Lightner. “Taoti has grown in every aspect. Revenue and headcount are important growth metrics, but the real story is in how we’ve grown our team’s culture around creativity, innovation, and ‘moving the needle’ for our clients.”

Once more-focused on website design, Taoti has evolved into a full-service digital agency with a focus on innovation.  With Taoti’s move from Dupont Circle to Capitol Hill, they more than double their square footage for a planned expansion, particularly within their creative strategy and user experience services.


The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million.

About Taoti Creative

Taoti Creative is a Washington, D.C. based digital creative agency with 20 years’ experience developing digital strategies, websites and apps for non-profit, NGO, government and commercial clients including the World Bank, DC Water, and Marriott. Taoti specializes in open-source technologies such as Drupal and WordPress, and its team of strategists, designers and developers have completed more than 500 projects since being founded in 1996.  Taoti offers a full range of digital and creative services, including web design/development, digital strategy, branding, marketing, social media, and consulting.

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This press release originally appeared on PR Newswire.