75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B This article is available only in print.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.
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Divided Supreme Court Rules for Businesses over Workers

Divided Supreme Court Rules for Businesses over Workers

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.
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Bank Buys Spur Talk in Corner Markets

Bank Buys Spur Talk in Corner Markets This article is available only in print.

Down in Ashley County, a Louisiana suitor is pursuing the parent company of Crossett's First National Bank in a $12.8 million deal.
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The List Largest Private Companies

The 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas ranked by revenue, mostly provided by the companies themselves. Data also includes previous year's revenue, total employees and total Arkansas employees, year established, business description, top executive, and contact info.

Rank Name Current No. of Employees Companywide Year Established
1 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield 2,900 1948
2 Stephens Inc. 855 1933
3 Mountaire Corp. 6,700 1914
4 RML Automotive 1,820 2004
5 McLarty Automotive Group 1,650 2014

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Coulson Oil's John Harris Says Employees, Customer Service Keep Wheels Greased

John Harris, an Ashdown native, has served as president and CEO of Coulson Oil in North Little Rock since 2013. The company has experienced record growth under his leadership, expanding to both retail and commercial fuels.