The 19th annual New Mexico Technology Flying 40 program is inviting businesses from around the state to be recognized among the state’s high-tech growth leaders.

The annual listing, now in its 19th year, celebrates technology entrepreneurs and the contribution they make to New Mexico’s economy. John Freisinger, President and CEO of Technology Ventures Corp., which hosts the program stated, “With so much attention and recognition focused on New Mexico’s startups, the Flying 40 program affords us the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our State’s later-stage companies. With aggregate revenues reaching $747 million last year, these companies deserve special recognition.”

The 2016 listing will be compiled from voluntary responses. Eligibility will be determined in three categories: top revenue growth companies with revenues between $1 million and $10 million; top revenue growth companies with revenues of more than $10 million; and top revenue-producing technology companies irrespective of revenue growth.

The deadline to file a Flying 40 qualification form is Friday, April 1st. Apply at www.techventures.org

Eligibility criteria includes: five or more employees; the company must be headquartered in New Mexico; may be publicly listed or privately owned, but cannot be a subsidiary of a company headquartered outside of New Mexico.

The revenue figures will be used to rank the companies in a list that will be published in a special edition of the Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook on June 20, 2016. Companies selected for this recognition and their employees will be honored at a celebratory event at the Albuquerque Zoo on June 22, 2016.

Program sponsors include: Technology Ventures Corp.; KPMG LLP; New Mexico Bank and Trust; Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook; Sandia Science & Technology Park