Reinvention Through Innovation

Despite the sluggish economy, a number of B.E. 100S companies are winning the battle for market share and profits by retooling their enterprises

number of funds as well as its portfolio companies. In addition to receiving surveys from these companies, we consulted regulatory agencies and industry associations.

As indicated, BLACK ENTERPRISE consulted industry analysts and other sources to verify the information contained in the lists. Companies that may have previously appeared on the BE 100S but have been excluded this year are either no longer black-owned or their financial status has dropped below the minimum threshold to make any of the lists.

The BE 100S are available on disk in both Windows and Mac formats. TopList Software provides mailing addresses and phone numbers of the companies as well as information on black organizations. For more information on TopList, contact B.E. Unlimited at 212-886-9576.

2003 Auto & Industrial/Service Summary

Top 100 I/S Companies 2002 2001 % Change
Total Staff 75,020 63,627 17.91
Total Sales* $12,774.727 $11,452.417 11.55
Top 100 Auto Dealers 2002 2001 % Change
Total Staff 12,037 12,305 -2.18
Total Sales* $8,204.220 $8,869.872 -7.50
B.E. 100s 2002 2001 % Change
Total Staff 87,057 75,932 14.65
Total Sales* $20,978.947 $20,322.289 3.23
*IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, TO THE NEAREST THOUSAND.
AS OF DEC. 31, 2002.
PREPARED BY B.E. RESEARCH.
REVIEWED BY THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM EDWARDS & CO.
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