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AOA appears on Inc. 5000 list for the third time

AOA Team Photo on their 10th Anniversary

AOA, a leading immersive experience design, production, and project management company, features on the Inc. 5000 list for the third time.

AOA is pleased to announce that it has been named in Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies – the Inc. 5000. This is the third time that the company has featured on the prestigious list.

Only 1 in 8 Inc. 5000 companies have made the list 3 times. With this achievement, AOA now joins a group of world-renowned organisations that includes Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and

The list showcases the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – independent small businesses.

An industry leader

AOA is a key player in the global attractions industry, with clients such as Disney, Universal, Blackstone and Coca-Cola, alongside leading museums, aquariums, resorts, restaurants and more. As well as themed entertainment and hospitality projects across the US, the company’s work can be seen in 11 different countries around the world.

Mike Ostendorf, Co-Founder and CEO says, “We are honoured to have been selected, for the 3rd time, as part of the Inc. 5000. We’ve always believed that with trust, empowerment, and transparency as the foundation of our company, success is inevitable. Nothing can stand in your way when a team trusts each other and works in a synchronized way towards a common goal.”

Tom Acomb, Co-Founder and CCO adds, “Inclusion once again in the Inc. 5000 is a milestone that recognizes our company’s experience and achievements. We have helped create some of the world’s most visible and storied attractions and always look forward to the next challenge as we fearlessly push the limits of creativity.”

AOA team Coca Cola

Impressive growth

The companies on this year’s list have shown impressive growth when compared with previous editions. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 per cent and a median rate of 165 per cent. Together, companies on the list had an aggregate revenue of $209 billion in 2019, and account for more than 1 million jobs over the past three years. The full list can be found here.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event, which honours those companies featured, will be held virtually this year and takes place from 23 – 27 October. Speakers at the event will include renowned innovators and business leaders.

AOA is an industry leader in immersive experience design, production, and full-service project management, founded by two former Walt Disney Imagineers

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