Inc. is an American business magazine founded in 1979 and based in New York City. The magazine publishes six issues per year, along with surrounding online and social media content. The magazine also produces several live and virtual events yearly.

Its indexes of fastest-growing companies, such as the Inc. 500 or the Inc. 5000, brings attention to ideas and business models that appear to be rapidly growing, right now.

“Inc.” is an abbreviation of “incorporated,” and both the abbreviation and the full word mean that a company’s business structure is a legal corporation. A corporation or “Inc.” is an entirely separate entity from its owners and shareholders