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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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TOP 100 — It’s a list you won’t find anywhere else

By FRANK BROWN Here in the Mississippi Business Journal, there’s a list you’ll be challenged to find anywhere else — our Missisippi 100, the list of the top 100 privately owned companies with headquarters in Mississippi. This is the 29th year the Mississippi Business Journal has published the Mississippi 100. We publish this list for a couple of reasons. It’s ...

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TOP 100 — Cooperative Energy prepares to open solar farm near Sumrall

By BECKY GILLETTE In recent years, customer surveys for the 11 rural electric cooperatives in Mississippi that purchase power from the not-for-profit Cooperative Energy (formerly South Mississippi Electric Power Association) have indicated a higher interest in using “green” power — electricity generated from alternative energy sources such as wind, hydro-electric and solar. Now one of the state’s largest ever commercial ...

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TOP 100 — Columbia’s mixture of large companies provides benefits

By JULIA MILLER Small town living comes with its perks: lower cost of living, friendly neighbors and shorter commute times. However, a drawback can arise from a lack of employment opportunities. For Columbia, that problem has been avoided by a prolific business environment. “We’ve got a small town atmosphere with big city dreams,” Mayor Justin McKenzie said. Columbia is home ...

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MISSISSIPPI 100 — KLLM: Growing while investing in Mississippi

By NASH NUNNERY The assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King’s epic “I Have a Dream” speech and the launch of Beatlemania made the year 1963 one of the 20th century’s most memorable. That same year, Mississippians Tom Kobuke, W.J. Liles, B.C. Lee and Henry Moudy decided to form their own trucking company. Dubbed KLLM Transport Services, the name ...

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List mirrors large segment of state economy

At 21 years old, The Top 100 is still the only definitive gauge of the most successful companies in state The Mississippi Business Journal began its annual Top 100 ranking in 1989. Twenty-one years later, “The Mississippi 100” is still the only definitive ranking of Mississippi’s top privately held companies. The list is a mirror of a large chunk of the state ...

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