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NH's Top 100 Private Companies

As seen in the September 2010 issue of Business NH Magazine.

Top 100 Private Companies

by Matthew J. Mowry

Let’s get the bad news out of the way.  With fiscal years 2008 and 2009 in the mix, only 33 percent of businesses on our annual list of the Top I00 Private Companies in NH grew during the past three years. That`s a record low especially when compared to the 2009 list. That list measured average annual revenue growth between 2006 and 2008, and 67 percent grew.

Looking to the future, companies are guardedly optimistic. In 2009, only 23 per cent of the Private I00 anticipated growth by year’s end and they anticipating adding 700 jobs. This year. 45 percent of the Private I00 indicated they expect to grow in 2010, projecting the addition of 1,180 jobs by the time the New Year rolls around.