Contents of The Post 200
April 26, 1999
What Is The Post 200?
The Post 200 starts with a list of the Top 100 largest public companies in Washington and the surrounding suburbs. Completing the 200 are lists of the 30 largest financial institutions with headquarters in the District, Maryland or Virginia, as well as lists of the 30 largest public companies in Maryland and 40 largest public companies in Virginia. The companies on these state lists are based outside the Washington area.
How The Post 200 Is Compiled
The Maryland and Virginia lists cover companies in those states including companies based in Baltimore and Richmond, but not in the Washington area. The list of financial institutions includes companies based in Maryland, Virginia or the District. The lists of largest private and out-of-town employers are not counted among The Post 200.
Companies that have agreed to mergers are included if stock still is public because the merger is not yet completed. In a few cases, companies that are essentially one operation with multiple issues of stock are ranked solely on the results of the largest company in the group.
Ranking the Companies
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