Contractors supporting the federal government are helping to drive forward some of the most critical missions across the United States and abroad today. While many established companies have long been aligned with the missions of their focus agencies, this alone is no longer enough.  

The Federal GovCon sector continues to be one of the most complex and competitive marketplaces in the world and the consistent and long-term winners of today and tomorrow are those companies which understand they must not only bring to the table efficient and effective solutions, but also a corporate culture that demonstrates their own excellence, making them a beacon for talent, for partners, and for clients. 

What are the key characteristics that make up an Elev8 GovCon Honoree 

Elev8 companies are evaluated and stand out based on their outstanding characteristics in 8 key areas: 

Expound Corporate Culture  

A culture that goes beyond a simple statement to be defined, evolving and authentic; anything less is easy to see and in today’s marketplace, to be avoided by those who have options. 

Evidence of Mission Focus 

Demonstrating mission focus, beyond a statement to the effect, either supporting organizations that align with a client’s community or through its own specifically defined mission, shows real purpose and intent to potential clients and partners. 

Execution as a Good Partner 

Partners come in many shapes, sizes and with different purposes but those who do it the right way are partners others seek and partners anyone would happily engage again. Other words that may define this category include ethical, reputable, moral, upright, and exemplary. 

Employee Focused 

Whatever its infrastructure, a company is driven by people and those who understand, value, appreciate and that find ways to demonstrate this in concrete terms. In return these companies are able to attract and retain key talent that drives continued success. 

Engage Community 

Whether it is hosting or sponsoring the development of events intended to support the community, giving employees time to volunteer or going out to volunteer as a team, companies that ‘do it right’ all seem to have some component of giving back that is authentic and appreciated. 

Encourage Inclusivity 

Better for the diversity we bring, unique for the ideas of the individual, variety is the spice of life, all drive home the value of inclusivity, of hiring people who are different, of finding ways to have those voices heard, and of combining those personalities on shared efforts for the betterment of all involved. 

Embrace Philanthropy 

Narrowly defined as the donation of money, philanthropy implies a generosity that can also translate to money, pro-bono work or in-kind donations that underlies it is not all about the bottom dollar but about the bigger picture. 

Exemplify Innovation 

Whether it is through technology, culture, mission or approach, companies that succeed do not stand still. Innovation signifies life, implies thought and forward movement, and is critical as the world becomes increasingly complex and challenging. 

These defined characteristics, which we summarize as being drivers to Elev8 GovCon, provide a major competitive edge, to include in higher levels of employee and customer engagement and loyalty which translate into higher growth and profits. The companies recognized, and the leaders guiding these teams forward, understand what it takes and are models of #doingittherightway. #Elev8GovCon 

2023 Elev8 GovCon Honorees – Initial Cohort

The initial cohort of 2023 Elev8 GovCon honorees includes an outstanding group of companies that clearly stand out from the competition based on their actions and the impact the companies and their leaders have on their employees, and as part of the larger GovCon community.  

Congratulations to all of these firms for being recognized by their employees, partners, and customers for the high standards they set and maintain.  #elev8govcon

The second and final round of 2023 honorees will be announced in early January 2023.

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