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

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 economy. Early members of the ...

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MISSISSIPPI 100 — Staplcotn gives farmers advantage

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 who are members of Staplcotn ...

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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 of high-voltage transmission lines and ...

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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. The list ranked Mississippi’s top ...

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Staplcotn has staying power on Mississippi 100

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) challenging and, at the same ...

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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 the criteria for the list ...

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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 to color bomb Zippity Doo ...

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First time companies to Miss 100

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 been “delivering dreams” since it ...

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McAlister’s is this year’s biggest jumper

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 mover in the Mississippi Business ...

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