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Private Companies See Solid Revenue Growth for 2022

Mountaire Corp. of Little Rock remained the largest private company headquartered in Arkansas as measured by revenue in fiscal 2022. read more >
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Private Companies I Have Known (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

When it comes to the largest private companies, what has stayed the same is as notable as what has changed. read more >
Patrick Schueck is president of Lexicon Inc. For some companies, automating jobs helps companies either keep their operations here or reshore them. Many Arkansas manufacturers are having difficulty filling jobs because of the lack of qualified workers.
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2020 Brought Feast, Famine to Private Companies

Data collected for this week’s list of private companies illustrated the uneven and sometimes counterintuitive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various industries. read more >
Mark McLarty, chairman and founder of McLarty Automotive Group, has focused his energies building U.S. operations during the past three years.
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Largest Private Companies List Gives Snapshot of Pre-Pandemic NormalcyLock Icon

The 33rd annual list of the state’s largest private companies serves as a baseline for pre-pandemic revenue. read more >
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The Old Normal (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Since I’m not at all sure any of us have a good grasp on how much our worlds will have been changed by the pandemic, I think of this week’s list as a final snapshot of the old normal that will be valuable when it comes time to document the new normal. read more >
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Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in ArkansasLock Icon

The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million read more >
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Farther Along (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Oh, to have the power to subpoena people who could answer my burning questions and then force them to speak under oath! Some of the questions I still want answered date back a decade and more: read more >
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield sits atop the private companies list, but revenue at Stephens Inc., at No. 2, can only be estimated.
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Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business’ annual list of the state’s largest private companies. read more >
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2 Banks Join Arkansas Business’ Largest Private Companies List

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year. read more >
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Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million. read more >
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Texarkana’s Truman Arnold Cos. Off Largest Private Companies List After Execs Move to Dallas

Truman Arnold Cos. worked its way up to No. 1 for the first time in 2001 and held that position most years since then. But their subtraction from the 2013 list means Stephens Inc. is on top of Arkansas Business' list of top private firms. read more >
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Arkansas’ Largest Private Companies Through the Years

The largest Arkansas-based, Arkansas-owned private companies ranked by reported or estimated revenue (in millions) for fiscal year listed. read more >
Builders of El Dorado High School used wood throughout the building. According to Woodworks.org, wood lowers a building's cabon footprint through "avoided" greenhouse gas emissions.
Construction

5 of 9 Arkansas Companies See Greater Revenue in 2012 Construction

The scales tipped slightly in favor of 2012 revenue gainers among the nine construction/real estate firms on this year’s list of the 75 largest private companies in Arkansas. read more >
Sandra Byrd
Energy

Energy Revenue Changes Little; Truman Arnold Cos. Departs List

This year’s list of private energy companies hews very closely to the previous year’s, with a few major changes. The biggest change is that this year, Truman Arnold Cos., which last year was the largest company on the list with annual revenue of $3 billion, is missing completely. read more >
St. Bernards Healthcare’s president and CEO Chris Barber saw the company’s revenue climb 15.2 percent to $620.8 million in 2012.
Health Care

Health Care Revenue Up Slightly in 2012

National reports of slowing growth in health care spending were reflected in Arkansas Business’ list of the largest private companies. read more >
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Industry Profiles: Largest Private Companies in Arkansas See Mixed Growth

A look at seven of the state's major industries show ups and downs across the board. read more >
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Arkansas Business History (Editorial)

Every time we reach out to scores of businesses around the state — large by private-company standards — and ask for data on revenue and employment, we are reminded just how important many of these companies are to their hometowns and their regions. read more >