Flood Communications listed among Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies

Note: Flood Communications owns News Channel Nebraska.

NORFOLK, NE — One of the largest broadcast companies in Nebraska is among the fastest growing in the country.

Flood Communications owns News Channel Nebraska and Telemundo Nebraska. On Wednesday, the Norfolk-based company was listed as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America, according to Inc.

Flood Communications was one of just 32 Nebraska companies to make the list and one of just two based outside of the Omaha and Lincoln metro areas. It is the only media company in Nebraska and the only broadcast company in the nation to make the list.

“We are proud of the growth we've achieved to be included on the Inc. 5000 list,” Flood Communications founder Mike Flood said in a news release. “We’re honored to join other great Nebraska companies that illustrate the opportunity and innovation our state has to offer.”

CEO Andy Ruback credits the company’s focus on underserved populations for its growth.

“Through News Channel Nebraska, we embrace the responsibility of keeping rural residents entertained and informed, and through Telemundo Nebraska, we’re able to provide the same critical service for our Hispanic communities throughout the region,” Ruback said.

Flood Communications was also recently awarded the Google Journalism Emergency Relief Fund and Facebook Journalism Awards.