For 45 years, the BE 100s, the nation’s largest black businesses, have reimagined what hard work, collaboration, ingenuity and hustle could be for aspiring entrepreneurs around the world. 2017’s class didn’t disappoint as evident by some of these amazing stats:
- The first Top 100 had total revenues of $473.4 million.
- The 2017 Top 100 produced total revenues of $27. 5 billion.
- List leaders: Privately-held IT powerhouse World Wide Technology, with an electrifying $9.3 billion in revenues, and workforce solutions juggernaut The Act-1 Group, which generated a whopping $2.8 billion in revenues.
- The Top 100 is overwhelmingly composed of tech companies and manufacturers serving as vendors for the world’s largest corporations.
- Tech firms continue to surge as the largest segment on the Top 100, representing 37.8% of total revenues.
Everything is bigger in Texas so it’s no surprise that several hometown businesses made the list, three from DFW.
Texas companies on the BE 100
|15||Millennium Steel of Texas||San Antonio||$242,803,000|
|33||The Lewis Group LLP||Houston||$104,382,000|
|44||Facility Interiors Inc.||Carrollton||$85,643,000|
|47||Summus Industries Inc.||Sugar Land||$73,540,000|
|52||Parrish Restaurants Ltd.||Dallas||$63,754,000|
|69||On-Target Supplies & Logistics Ltd.||Dallas||$42,695,000|
|87||Chase Source LP||Houston||$30,240,000|