Inc. Magazine Names Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group one of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

On February 28, 2023, Inc. magazine revealed that Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, LLC is ranked No. 85 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Mid-Atlantic private companies, based in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia!

This regional list “represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Mid-Atlantic economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.” Showing a remarkable average growth rate of 381 percent across industries, between 2019 and 2021, these private companies added a combined total of 14,439 jobs and $2.66 billion to the Mid-Atlantic region’s economy. 

Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine, stated that, “This year’s Inc. 5000 Regional winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disrupters and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come.” 

The Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, LLC team is proud of our contributions to the Mid-Atlantic region and to receive this incredible honor!

About Tammy Dowley-Blackman 

Tammy Dowley-Blackman has spent almost two decades building companies focused on delivering innovative approaches to leadership and organizational development. Her company, Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, LLC has partnered with scores of corporate, government, nonprofit, and philanthropic clients using her proprietary TDB Group Truss Framework™ to strengthen infrastructure and team capacity. In addition to her entrepreneurial experience, Tammy has served as the founding Director of a national fellowship program, as the Executive Director and Chief Development Officer for the affiliates of two national nonprofits, and as a professor and Senior Fellow at Cambridge College and Lesley University, as well as Boston University School of Management’s Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 

Tammy recently completed her six-year term as the president of the TSNE MissionWorks Board of Directors, where she led the $64 million-dollar organization through unprecedented

leadership and business model strategic alignment and planning. She also provides leadership as an Advisory Board member for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and was elected to the Proteus Fund Board of Directors in December 2021. 

She Completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and graduate degree at Harvard University.

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About Inc. Media  

“The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community 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.” 


Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, LLC is a certified National Supplier Development Council

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Business Administration (SBA) Woman Owned

Small Business (WOSB), and Women’s Business Enterprise Network Council (WBENC) woman-owned company. The company is comprised of a suite of brands, including TDB Group Strategic Advisory, a management consulting firm; Looking Forward Lab, a media content company focused on Gen Z, which partners with corporations and higher education systems to offer a full-service learning engagement model that delivers workforce development solutions; and Cooper+Lowe, an incubator for women interested in transitioning to entrepreneurship and thought leadership using the tools of a company that has successfully scaled.

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