How the list is put together

Sunday, October 4, 1998

For 15 years, Arthur Andersen has ranked the top 100 revenue-producing private companies in Greater Cincinnati through a survey of companies with more than 80 full-time workers.

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Companies must be based in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton or Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton or Pendleton counties in Kentucky; or Dearborn County in Indiana.

Companies must also be private. Voting stock can only be held by family members, employees or an individual and cannot be listed on an exchange or actively traded over the counter.

Firms must submit a detailed combined revenue figure that includes subsidiaries, although revenues are kept confidential if the firm does not want to publicly reveal the amount.

The list is compiled to show the general public the economic importance of closely-held businesses to Greater Cincinnati and to highlight the changing trends of the local business community. In 1997, members of the list accounted for $12 billion in sales and more than 66,000 jobs in Greater Cincinnati and elsewhere.



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