Atlanta Takes 15 Spots In List Of Largest Black Businesses

Atlanta Takes 15 Spots In List Of Largest Black Businesses
H.J. Russell & Co. CEO Michael Russell (left) and President H. Jerome Russell work hard everyday to make sure the company lives to fight another day. Among the group’s most recent projects is the JC Young Middle School in Atlanta.

AFRICANGLOBE – Fifteen metro Atlanta businesses are in the 2014 Black Enterprise 100s, the most recently available — an annual compilation of the largest Black-owned or majority Black-owned companies by annual revenue or assets. That’s one more local business than made the 2013 list.

The ranked businesses are in four categories: industrial/service (including construction and manufacturing companies, media companies, IT services and others), which included eight of the 15; as well as auto dealerships, advertising and financial services.

The largest business by revenues was Wade Ford Inc., an auto dealer in Smyrna, with total revenues of $426 million. (BE said its data is accurate as of Dec. 31, 2013.) The largest financial firm was Atlanta’s Citizens Trust Bank, operated by the Citizens Bancshares Corporation, with $387 million in assets.

The 15 includes businesses are:

  • H. J. Russell & Co.
  • The Gourmet Cos.
  • Jackmont Hospitality Inc.
  • B & S Electric Supply Co. Inc.
  • Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead
  • IMAGES USA
  • Citizens Bancshares Corp. (Citizens Trust Bank)
  • Capitol City Bank & Trust CO. (Capitol City Bank)
  • Malcolm Cunningham Automotive
  • Jackson Acura
  • Legacy Automotive Group
  • Benton-Georgia L.L.C.
  • C. D. Moody Construction Co. Inc.
  • Engineering Design Technologies Inc.
  • TME Enterprises 1 LTD

See the complete BE 100s — including additional distinctions such as growth and employment leaders, here.