EY today named the finalists for its 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards, recognizing entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities.

Now in its 31st year, the program is part of Ernst & Young LLP’s ongoing efforts to identify and support business leaders who demonstrate extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment.

For example, the 2016 class of EOY winners collectively employed over 482,000 people and demonstrated significant job growth of more than 21 percent. They also generated revenue over $354 billion, exceeding 57 percent growth.

Overall, EOY nationally recognized more than 9,000 executives estimated to have created over 14 million jobs in 2015 alone.

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