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Nominations for the 2016 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award close on Monday, November 2, 5 p.m.

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To be considered for selection as one of the Michigan Companies to Watch, the enterprise must meet the following for the year ending 2015:

  • Be a privately held commercial enterprise (not a nonprofit, not publicly traded, not a subsidiary or division of another company) and cannot have been recognized for this award previously
  • Be past the startup stage and facing issues of growth, not survival
  • Employ 6-99 full-time equivalent(FTE) W2 employees – all part time hours can be converted to FTEs (including the owner)
  • Have between $750,000 and $50M in annual customer revenue or working capital from investors or grants
  • Be headquartered in Michigan
  • Demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow based on:
    • Employee or sales growth
    • Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership
    • Sustainable competitive advantage
    • Other notable successes

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