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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 — Driving Academy gives deaf applicant a chance with KLLM

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT For many, schooling takes a quarter of a lifetime for a steady career path. For Byron Keith Davis, that was two weeks. The 38-year-old Southaven native said he heard about KLLM Driving Academy at Hinds Community College and knew right away that he should enroll.  He had dreamed of becoming a trucker. “I wanted to travel ...

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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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