Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi 100’

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. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Read October 22 issue of MBJ

REAL ESTATE A look back at Greenville squatting attempts — by Ted Carter SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Guaranty loan amounts surpass pre-recession levels— by Ted Carter HOUSING Habitat affiliates to file housing trust fund bill in January— by Clay Chandler DOWNTOWN JACKSON Court-appointed receiver finding interest in former Edison Walthall Hotel— by Ted Carter SPORTS Kooky race […] [...]

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 […] [...]

McAlister’s is this year’s biggest jumper

by Clay Chandler Published: October 16,2011

Tags: biggest jumper, Frank Paci, McAlister’s Deli, Mississippi 100, Oxford, Top Private Companies

McAlister’s Deli started out in a converted gas station in Oxford in the early ‘90s, and has since grown into a powerhouse on the southeastern dining scene. The casual dining chain has opened 15 new locations in 2011, pushing its total number of locations over 300. That’s one reason why McAlister’s is this year’s biggest […] [...]

Making of the Mississippi 100

by Wally Northway Published: October 16,2011

Tags: Mississippi 100, Mississippi 100 Private Companies, Ross Reily, Stephen McDill

Back in the early 1990s in an effort to improve the Mississippi 100 ranking of the state’s most successful private companies, a Mississippi Business Journal staffer went to the Eudora Welty Library in Jackson looking for research material. When asked for a good resource of privately held companies in the state, the librarian smiled broadly […] [...]

Finding upside in a down economy

A diverse lineup of companies navigated their way into this year’s Mississippi 100 listing. Some took well-traveled routes to reach the list while others found somewhat less conventional ways to get there. However, they all shared an inhospitable economic climate that added gravity to each decision and step along the way. Some Mississippi companies cut […] [...]

Still on top

While the 2011 version of the Mississippi 100 has many new names, the top five revenue-producers remain unchanged from 2010. The “big five” in order are Ergon Inc. of Jackson, The Yates Companies Inc. of Philadelphia, Staplcotn of Greenwood, Howard Industries Inc. of Laurel and Irby Company of Jackson. The only change from last year […] [...]

There are many reasons for not being on list

by Amy McCullough Published: October 16,2011

Tags: bought out, Mississippi 100, name change, not on list

Every year new companies make the MBJ Top 100, and, for various reasons, others fall off. Two companies missing from the list this year are the Treutel Insurance Agency and the company formerly listed at Hudson Salvage Inc. The Treutel Insurance Agency of Bay St. Louis, which recently celebrated its 85th anniversary, was sold this […] [...]

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