Inc. magazine’s 2021 “Inc. 5000” list of the fastest-growing private companies in America has, for the first time, included DC BLOX – a data center company that two months ago announced a $305 million data center in High Point.
The company’s high growth rate has helped bring new jobs to High Point, and economic development officials in Guilford County are hoping that the company’s rapid growth will mean even more jobs in the future.
The company builds data centers and provides connectivity services that, it turns out, are very much needed in a global pandemic. Digital communications and data storage have become as important as ever, and that’s a very good thing for DC BLOX.
DC BLOX ranked in the top 10 percent of the 5,000 companies recognized in the list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.
Data centers, like one built by Apple in Catawba County, have helped the economies of both rural and urban areas in North Carolina – and Guilford County was trying to attract more data center business even years before a failed data center megasite project called Project Haystack was all the rage a decade ago.
So, area economic development officials are happy to have a fast-growing data center company with a large presence in Guilford County’s second largest city.
DC BLOX’s strategy is to hit “underserved yet growing markets throughout the Southeastern United States” with “modular, connected data center solutions that meet or exceed the security, reliability, connectivity, and quality of data centers operating in major markets.”
DC BLOX CEO Jeff Uphues stated this week in a press release that, “Our inclusion attests to the success we have in enabling businesses to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives – a key requirement for succeeding in the digital economy.”
He added that the company hopes to see high growth in the future.
“We look forward to continuing the momentum we’ve gained and further expanding our data center and connectivity solutions to fortify connectivity for business services, such as the cloud, and to deliver best-in-class solutions that bridge the digital divide,” Uphues said.
By making the list, DC BLOX has now joined companies like Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and Patagonia, which have appeared on the list in past years.
In addition to the North Carolina presence in High Point, DC BLOX has data centers in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina.
If you want to check out the complete results of Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database, that can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/2021.