CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 11/24/14 --
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today it ranked number eleven on Built in Chicago's 2014 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago list. Built in Chicago is a startup focused organization that encourages networking and collaboration among Chicago-based firms.
The organization's Top 100 Digital Companies list ranks Chicago-area firms by the number of employees in their Chicago area workforce. Echo Global Logistics was selected for its 727 area staff members and is joined in the rankings by companies including Google, Microsoft, Morningstar and Orbitz Worldwide.
According to Built in Chicago data, there are more than 49,000 employees in Chicago working at technology companies, an increase of nearly fifty percent from 2012 levels. Echo Global Logistics announced in its third quarter 2014 report that it had 1,705 employees throughout the country, an increase from the same period of 2013 when it had 1,281 staff members.
"We're proud to be a significant part of the Chicago business community and to be involved with organizations such as Built in Chicago that are encouraging entrepreneurship and growth," said Douglas R. Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics. "Our employees drive our growth, and our recently announced thirty seven percent year-over-year revenue increase is testament to the exceptional work done by all of our team."
For the complete Built in Chicago 2014 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago list, visit http://www.builtinchicago.org/blog/top-100-digital-companies-chicago-2014.
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, based in Chicago, is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Echo maintains a proprietary web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 30,000 transportation providers to serve its clients' transportation and supply chain management needs. Echo services clients across a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, consumer products and retail. For more information on Echo, visit: www.echo.com.
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