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NH's Top 100 Private Companies

As seen in the September 2011 issue of Business NH Magazine.

Top 100 Private Companies

by Matthew J. Mowry

How tough is the economy? Between 2008 and 2010 the Top 100 Private Companies in NH collectively saw revenues drop by more than $3 billion, from 40.5 billion in 2008 to $37.2 billion in 2010, a 7 percent decline. Despite that drop, there are signs of recovery, including the fact that 60 percent of companies on this years' Top 100 saw revenues grow during that time frame, though for most growth was modest.

It's still an improvement from the bleak picture painted by the list we ran in 2010. Only 33 percent of the Top 100 grew revenues between 2007 and 2009 at the height of the recession.  Businesses are tentative about the future, with 47 percent of companies on the list indicating they plan to expand within the next year adding about 1,240 jobs. That's in line with 201, when 45 percent of companies on the Top 100 anticipated adding 1,180 jobs.