We are excited to announce that Local Orbit has been selected as one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. The award represents an important recognition for Local Orbit’s growth and signals the increasing importance of new food economy businesses. The contest includes remarkable second-stage companies that have 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees, generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants. Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.
Local Orbit is the supply chain management platform for the new food economy, enabling institutional foodservice operators to efficiently purchase from local farmers and food producers, while maintaining complete supply chain transparency – and meeting customer demand for local and sustainable food.
“Being selected as one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch is great for our business,” said Local Orbit Founder and CEO Erika Block. “It’s recognition for the hard work of our team. It sends a message to Local Orbit’s customers that our continued growth will enhance our ability to help them grow their local and sustainable food supply chains. And it’s a sign that the new food economy is coming into its own, as businesses move to the next stage in their evolution.”
Local Orbit has also been recognized as one of 50 companies – both established organizations and rising startups – shaping industries via innovative technology for Techweek Detroit 2016. The Innovators recognized in Detroit this year range from well established industry pillars, including GM, Henry Ford Health System, and Quicken Loans, to new additions, including Local Orbit.
Local Orbit is proud to work in Michigan and support customers across the US and Canada.