The 2010 Post 200

By The Capital Business Staff
Monday, December 27, 2010

The Post 200 is our annual guide to the region's biggest companies, banks, law firms and other organizations. The list is really a collection of lists, composed of all the different kinds of institutions that power our economy.

Some enterprises might qualify to appear on multiple lists. Capital One, for instance, is a public company and one of the region's major banks. We have chosen to list it with the banks.

For the full list, go here.

You can read our Post 200 profiles in one of the following groupings:

Public companies can be found here.

Private companies can be found here.

Banks and credit unions are here.

See our listing of major sports teams and universities.

Hospitals are here. Law and lobby firms are here.

The largest employers are here. Nonprofits are here.

Finally, we include some foreign companies that base their U.S. operations in the Washington area.

To read up on our methodology for selecting companies, go here.

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