The Denver Business Journal will honor 50 metro-area companies with the Fast 50 Awards for 2017 and these are the finalists.

Formerly called the Fastest-growing Private Companies Awards, the Fast 50 rankings are based on the percentage growth for fiscal years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Each company had to report a full 12 months of operations in the base year of 2014.

The finalists will be divided into five size categories and ranked Nos. 1 through 10. The accounting firm of Anton Collins Mitchel authenticated some of the financial data submitted to the DBJ.

Information for the rankings was obtained from firm representatives and was supplied by individual companies through questionnaires.

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