December 7, 2023 | By GK9PG

4th annual list recognizes 215 private companies putting purpose ahead of profit.

Opelika, Alabama, December 7, 2023 – Global K9 Companies has been named to the Inc. 2023 Best in Business list in the Security and Veteran Support categories. Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have made an extraordinary impact in their fields and on society.

The list, which can be accessed online at and in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands December 12),recognizes the most dynamic companies of all sizes and industries that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.

Eric Hagerman, Special Projects Editor at Inc., says, “Being named to the Best in Business list is a rare and special honor. These honorees demonstrate the foresight, caring, and dedication to prioritize positive impact—impact on their community, on their industry and the environment, and even on society as a whole.”

Rather than relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in 70 different categories – from advertising to sustainability to retail, and more – and in age-based, revenue-based, size-based, and impact- based categories. The applicant pool was extremely competitive – a huge success for the 215 honored in the list’s fourth year. Honorees for general excellence across various industries and categories are featured online at

In response, Eric Hare, President & CEO of Global K9 Companies, the parent company of Global K9 Protection Group, LLC and GK9PG-Aviation Services, LLC, said, “This award and recognition is a testament to the outstanding leadership and dedication of our employees at all levels of the organization. Whether on the front line or working in support of our front line workers, we have always and continue to operate as a family. Being a veteran led organization that is comprised of over 35 percent of military veterans as well as being a veteran myself, supporting our military veterans holds a special place in our organization.”

Global K9 Companies is known for delivering elite canine screening services led by experienced security and logistics professionals, focused on providing highly trained, quality canines and handlers, with the goal of improving national security and addressing pressing security threats across both public and private sector communities.  

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest- growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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