Archive for the ‘Mississippi 100 Private Companies’ Category

MISSISSIPPI 100 — Private business list is one-of-a-kind

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi 100, NEWS

It was 1989  when the Mississippi Business Journal first decided to compile a list of the top state’s top privately held business. It was published as the “Mississippi 100,” and it would become an annual event. The list ranks companies by sales revenue and has become a who’s who tip sheet on the Magnolia State […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI 100 — Staplcotn gives farmers advantage

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi 100, NEWS, Staplcotn

Grain farmers in Arkansas and Mississippi have faced a staggering blow this year due to the default of Turner Grain Merchandising and 10 related broker companies that have failed to pay farmers for their grains. Ag officials have said the total losses could range from between $20 to $50 million. Cotton growers in the region […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI 100 — SMEPA knows power is crucial

South Mississippi Electric Power Association, headquartered in Hattiesburg, is Mississippi’s only not-for-profit wholesale electric power cooperative. It generates and transmits electricity for 11 member systems, providing electrical service to more than 415,000 homes and businesses in 55 counties from the Delta to the Coast. The member systems tap into SMEPA’s generation sources with 1,740 miles […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI’S TOP 100 — A ‘one-time list’ now in 25th edition

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: 100, Business, Mississippi

» Both companies and research-gathering have changed since first list in 1989 It was 1989 when the Mississippi Business Journal first decided to compile a list of the top state’s top privately held business. It was published as the “Mississippi 100,” and it would become an annual event. And this is the 25th edition of […] [...]

Yates among nation’s top builders

The recent recession has been tough on the construction industry, but the Yates Companies has fared very well during the economic slump maintaining annual revenues averaging $1.5 billion over the past few years. “We have maintained our annual revenues during the recession and over the past couple of years have seen that volume start to […] [...]

Howard Industries — Laurel business has become a global leader

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Howard Industries, Mississippi, private business

Howard Industries, one of Mississippi’s top 100 companies, is well on its way to becoming one of the country’s and world’s leading companies. Based in Laurel, the innovative powerhouse has grown from a manufacturer of single phase poles with 100 employees to a billion-dollar, multi-product company with more than 1,000 employees. The company was started […] [...]

Mississippi’s economic growth gets national attention

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: 100, Business, Mississippi, Phil Bryant

Historically, economic growth is not a term that nation’s analysts have quickly associated with Mississippi, but the outlook might be improving on several fronts. According to Gov. Phil Bryant’s office, the American Legislative Exchange Council recently placed Mississippi among the Top 10 states for overall economic outlook for 2013, and the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial […] [...]

How the Mississippi 100 is created

The year 1989 was full of significant business and economic news from the U.S. savings and loan crisis and Exxon-Valdez spill to the Time-Warner merger and fall of the Berlin Wall. It was also the year a then little known list called the “Mississippi 100” would begin its annual run in the Mississippi Business Journal. […] [...]

Biggest jumps on Mississippi 100

While some Mississippi 100 industries continue to weather the so-called “Great Recession,” several mid-sized companies on the list enjoyed significant revenue gains in 2012. As reflected by its reported annual earnings, Ridgeland accounting and business advising firm HORNE LLP, moved up on the Mississippi 100 from 54th to 42nd place. It’s a crowning achievement to […] [...]

Staplcotn has staying power on Mississippi 100

by Published: October 21,2012

Tags: agriculture, cotton, Mississippi 100, Staplcotn

Greenwood-based cotton cooperative Staplcotn landed at third on the 2012 Mississippi 100, posting $933 million in revenue in the process. It’s a good way to start the third year on the job for CEO Meredith Allen, who took over the oldest and largest cotton marketing cooperative in the U.S. in late summer 2010. “(It’s been) […] [...]

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