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FRANK BROWN — Mississippi 100 about how we are doing as a state

It started as a routine call, one of many I make while researching the MBJ’s annual Mississippi 100, a ranking by revenue of the top private companies in the state. But after pleasantly updating his company data, Bob Dunlap, CEO of Dunlap & Kyle, Inc., in Batesville, flipped the script: “So, how is Mississippi doing this year?” he asked. I’ve ...

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SUPER SIX — Mississippi’s companies offer an array of services

By LYNN LOFTON The top six companies — the Super Six — on the list of Mississippi’s Top 100 private companies are a diverse group. The sectors represented include petroleum refining and distributing, banking, construction, tire services and insurance. The top six are Ergon, BancPlus Corporation/BankPlus, the Yates Companyies, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance, Southern Tire Mart and Southern Farm ...

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TOP 100 — C Spire nears completions of 5G work

By NASH NUNNERY Mississippi-made C Spire, the nation’s largest privately owned mobile services firm, is in the final stages of completing work for the company’s transition to 5G. C Spire announced last month that home and business customers are already experiencing a 15 to 20 percent improvement in mobile broadband speeds based on upgrades to software and the installation of ...

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TOP 100 — Yak Access culture stems from its roots

By NASH NUNNERY English poet and playwright William Shakespeare once famously wrote, “What’s in a name?” At Yak Access, the company name says it all. “A lot of people wonder why we are called ‘Yak Access’,” said Kathy Hopper, the company’s director of marketing. “Yaks are strong and dependable animals that travel in herds, carrying heavy loads through tough terrain ...

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SUPER SIX — These companies help lead the way for economic development in Mississippi

By BECKY GILLETTE With revenues of about $3 billion, Ergon Inc. (ergon.com) tops the list of Mississippi Business Journal Top Private Companies in Mississippi for 2018. The family owned and operated petroleum industry business headquartered in Jackson was founded in 1954. Ergon companies are engaged in a wide range of operations including sophisticated crude oil processing, marketing naphthenic and paraffinic ...

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MISSISSIPPI 100 — State’s entrepreneurs have had success, but mistakes may await

By TED CARTER Mississippi has a lengthy history of growing small private businesses into huge ones, a track record economic development professional Robert Ingram attributes to a combination of risk-takers, nurturers and possibly “something in the water.” “Mississippi has done a tremendous job of creating entrepreneurs and growing them into major players in the field,” says Ingram, a semi-retired economic development ...

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