Forbes Small Giants

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What It Is: This is a list of America's best small companies.

Why It Matters To You: See which companies value greatness over growth in an unranked list of the top 25 best small companies. Easily sortable by industry and state.

Considerations:  The methodology is not clearly defined, but companies up for consideration are recognized for prioritizing building a great business over growth and must be at least ten years old, profitable, privately owned, and closely held. Intangibles such as reputation, culture, and relationship to the community are the major factors.

Created By: Forbes

Key Sample Findings

  • 2017 Ranking: These 25 businesses have sound models, strong balance sheets and steady profits.  Their terrific workplaces, revolutionary products, outstanding services and "mojo" are what makes them special.


  • Previous Years: 2016

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