Archive for the ‘Mississippi 100 Private Companies’ Category

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

by MBJ Staff 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

by Becky Gillette Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Mississippi, private business, W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, Yates

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 Lynn Lofton 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 Frank Brown 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

by Stephen McDill Published: October 21,2012

Tags: Great Recession, HORNE LLP, Joey Havens, Ken Lewis, Larry Lewis, People Lease

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 Clay Chandler 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) […] [...]

Why some dropped or dropped off Mississippi 100

The biggest challenge of the Mississippi 100 is finding out who the prospects are. “We have a lot of suspects and we have to find out the prospects,” Mississippi 100 researcher Wally Northway said. Almost every year there are new companies added and old companies removed based on their earnings or corporate changes. “One of […] [...]

First time companies to Miss 100

by Stephen McDill Published: October 21,2012

Tags: Mississippi 100, Southern Thunder Harley Davidson, Taylor Group, Treasure Bay Hotel & Casino

Harriette Stevens says it’s a high honor to be included on the Mississippi 100. The general manager of Southaven’s Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership said a lot of work by the company helped it make the highly anticipated private companies list. “(Our owner) Lisa Wade works seven days a week,” Stevens said. Southern Thunder has […] [...]

SBA guaranty loan amounts surpass pre-recession levels

by Ted Carter Published: October 21,2012

Tags: economic recession, guaranty loans, SBA, small business

Business lending in Mississippi backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration ended the year in amounts higher than pre-recession 2007, the SBA reports. The agency backed more loans in 2007 — 623 — but the amount of those loans totaled $107 million, compared to fiscal 2012‘s $132.4 million. The SBA guaranteed 442 loans in the […] [...]

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