Grant Thornton opens nominations to South Carolina 100™

Legacy award program recognizes largest private companies in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C.,—Grant Thornton LLP and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce are calling for nominations to the Grant Thornton South Carolina 100™ (SC100) 2017 program, which recognizes the substantial impact of private companies in South Carolina. Since 1984, the SC100 has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue based on the most recent fiscal year. Applications are being accepted now through September 29.

“The SC100 is the only program of its kind in South Carolina, and we have been proud to continue this tradition for more than 30 years,” said Mark Ballew, partner-in-charge of Grant Thornton’s Columbia office. “We are honored to recognize the accomplishments of South Carolina’s privately held companies and important innovators, including many companies that have been family-owned for multiple generations.”

The 2016 SC100 ranking reported revenue of $22.9 billion and collectively employed approximately 87,000 people.

To participate, companies must be privately-held. The 2017 ranking will be featured in the December issue of ASCEND, the magazine of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

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About Grant Thornton South Carolina 100™
Since 1984, the Grant Thornton South Carolina 100™ has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year, based on data provided by the participants. The SC100 is a voluntary list restricted to companies based in South Carolina that do not have publicly traded stock. Companies owned by private equity are permitted. Nonprofits, financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate and other brokerages, health care organizations and companies primarily engaged in retail are excluded.

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