The 2019 Regional Leaders: Overview

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2018 was a better year for most of our Regional Leaders than 2017, with seven out of 10 regions reporting higher average firm growth rates, and only one reporting a decline.

While other regions had higher averages, New England posted one of the biggest jumps, with an average growth rate that, at 9.16 percent, was almost five percentage points higher than a year earlier. The Southeast had the highest average growth, at 12.49 percent, up a whopping eight percentage points from 2017. The Capital Region around Washington, D.C., meanwhile, reported the lowest firm growth rate, at 5.76 percent, a drop of less than three percentage points.

While a number of firms were merged out of the lists, a number of other firms joined in, so that while at least one region reported less revenue this year than last — the Mountain Region, which lost list heavyweight EKS&H to a merger — overall revenues for the combined Regional Leaders were up more than a billion dollars, at $15.23 billion. Among the newcomers helping make up that growth were Florida’s James Moore and Kerkering Barberio, and Arkansas’ merger-made and brand-new Landmark CPAs.

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