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The Texas 100

The Texas 100, first published in January 1998, consisted of the 100 largest publicly traded employers in the state measured by their average number of workers during 1996. The revision for January 2008 is based on employment in the last two quarters of 2006 and the first two quarters of 2007.

See the Texas 100 Stock Index, October 1996-present.

Firm Headquarters Industry
Energy Sector
Baker Hughes, Inc. Houston, TX Oil field services
BP America * London, UK Oil and gas operations
Centerpoint Energy Houston, TX Electric utility
Chevron USA Inc. San Francisco, CA Oil and gas operations
ConocoPhillips Houston, TX Oil and gas operations
Exxon Mobil Corp. Irving, TX Oil exploration, production
Halliburton Co.
(including Brown & Root, Dresser)
Dallas, TX Oil field services
(including GeoQuest)
New York, NY Oil field services and utilities metering
Royal Dutch Shell London, UK Oil and gas operations
The Dow Chemical Co., Inc. Midland, MI Chemicals
Valero Energy Corp. San Antonio, TX Natural gas utility, refining, convenience stores
American Airlines Inc.
(including Teleservice Resources)
Fort Worth, TX Airline, travel agency, telemarketing
Blockbuster Dallas, TX Movie Rentals
Brinker International, Inc.
(Chili's, On the Border)
Dallas, TX Restaurant
Cinemark Holdings * Plano, TX Movie Theatres
Continental Airlines, Inc.
(including Chelsea Catering)
Houston, TX Airline
Jack in the Box San Diego, CA Restaurant
Luby's Cafeterias, Inc. San Antonio, TX Restaurant
Marriot Hotels Bethesda, MD. Hotels and Motels
McDonalds Oak Brook, IL Restaurant
Southwest Airlines Co. Dallas, TX Airline
Starwood Hotels (HOT) White Plains, NY Hotel
YUM! Brands
(Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC)
Louisville, KY Restaurant
Hi-Tech Sector
ATT Communications Inc. New York, NY Telecommunications
Boeing Co. * Chicago, IL Aerospace
Dell Computer Corp. Round Rock Computer maker/seller
Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto, CA Computer maker/seller
IBM Armonk, NY Computer maker/software developer
Lockheed Martin Corp. Bethesda, MD Aerospace, defense
Nortel Networks
(including BNR)
Brampton, Ontario Telecom equipment
(including E Systems)
Lexington, MA Aerospace, defense
Sprint Corp. Kansas, MO Telecommunications
T-Mobile * Bonn, Germany Telecommunications
Texas Instruments Inc. Dallas, TX Chipmaker
(Bell Helicopter)
Providence, RI Aircraft
Verizon Communications New York, NY Telecommunications
Other Manufacturing Sector
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Plano, TX Bottler
Coca Cola Enterprises Atlanta, GA Bottler
ConAgra Beef Co * Omaha, NE Beef producer
Fluor Corp * Irving, TX Construction
General Motors Corp Detroit, MI Auto Manufacturer
International Paper Purchase, NY Pulp and Paper
Pepisco Purchase, NY Bottler
Temple-Inland Inc * Austin, TX Paper
Pilgrim's Pride Pittsburg, PA Chicken producer
Tyson Foods Springdale, AR Poultry, meat producer
Retail Sector
Abercrombie & Fitch New Albany, OH Department Store
AutoZone Inc. Memphis, TN Auto parts
Best Buy Co. Inc. Eden Prairie, MN Consumer electronics
Circuit City Richmond, VA Consumer electronics
CONN'S INC * Beaumont, TX Consumer electronics
CVS Pharmacy Woonsocket, RI Drug Store
Dillard's Inc. Little Rock, AR Department store
Family Dollar Charlotte, NC Discount retail
Gap Inc.
(including Old Navy, Banana Republic)
San Francisco, CA Clothing
Goodyear Tire Akron, OH Tires
J.C. Penney Co., Inc.
(including Eckerd Drug)
Plano Department store, drugstore
Kohl's Department Stores Menomonee Falls, WI Department store
Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. North Wilkesboro, NC Home improvement
Macy's St. Louis, MO Department store
Nordstrom Seattle, WA Apparel Stores
Office Depot Delray Beach, FL Office Supplies
O'Reilly Automotive
(Hi Lo)
Springfield, MO. Auto Parts
Petsmart Phoenix, AZ. Specialty Retail
Radio Shack Fort Worth Consumer electronics
Ross Stores Pleasanton, CA. Apparel Stores
Safeway, Inc.
(Randall's, Tom Thumb)
Pleasanton, CA. Food
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Hoffman Estates, IL General merchandise
Stage Stores Houston, TX Department Store
Starbucks Coffee Seattle, WA. Coffee Company
Target Stores
(Target, Mervyns)
Minneapolis, MN General merchandise
The Home Depot Atlanta, GA Home improvement
The TJX Companies *
(TJ Maxx, Marshall's}
Framingham, MA Department Stores
The Kroger Co. Cincinnati, OH Food
Walgreen Co. Deerfield, IL Drugstore chain
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Bentonville, AR General merchandise
Whole Foods Market Austin, TX. Grocery Stores
Services and Finance Sector
Accenture, LLC Chicago. IL Management Consulting Services
Administaff Inc. Kingwood, TX Employee Benefits
Allstate Insurance Co. Northbrook, IL Insurance
Bank of America, NA
(including NationsBank)
Charlotte, NC Banking
Borg-Warner, Inc. Chicago, IL Security services
Citicorp, Inc * New York, NY Financial services
Convergys Customer Management Cincinnnati, OH Outsources telephone customer service
Countrywide Financials Granada Calabasas, CA Investor Services
Cullen Frost Bankers San Antonio, TX Banking
Electronic Data Systems Corp. Plano, TX Business services
FedEx Corp. Memphis, TN Shipping
J.P. Morgan Chase
(including Texas Commerce Bank)
New York, NY Banking
International Bancshares Corp * Laredo, TX Banking
Kelly Services Inc. Troy, MI Employment
L-3 Communications * New York, NY Security services
Manpower Inc. Milwaukee, WI Employment
Tenet Healthcare Corp * Dallas, TX Healthcare
Time Warner Inc * New York, NY Entertainment and media services
TrueBlue, Inc Tacoma, WA Employment
Spherion Corp. Fort Lauderdale, FL Employment
United Parcel Service Atlanta, GA Shipping
Washington Mutual Seattle, WA Financial Services
Wells Fargo & Co. San Francisco, CA Banking

2008 New Companies*

  • International Bancshares Corporation , Financial Services
  • Citicorp (C) New York, NY, Financial Services
  • L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) New York, NY, Communications
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC) Dallas, TX , Healthcare
  • BP (BP) London, UK, Oil and Gas
  • Boeing
  • Time Warner Inc (TWX) New York, NY, Entertainment
  • TJX Companies (TJX) Framingham, MA, Retail
  • Cinemark Holdings Inc (CNK) Plano, TX Entertainment
  • T-Mobile USA (DT) Bonn, Germany, Wireless Communications
  • Temple-Inland (TIN) Austin, TX, Pulp and Paper
  • Fluor Corporation (FLR) Irving, TX, Construction
  • ConAgra Foods (CAG) Omaha, NE, Food Manufacturing
  • Conn Appliances
  • Cadbury Schweppes

2008 Deletions

  • Applebee's
  • Adecco
  • Aetna Life (AET)
  • AFC Enterprises (AFCE) (replaced Sabre Group in the middle of 2007)
  • Aramark
  • Xerox (XRX)
  • Nokia (NOK)
  • EI DuPont De Nemours (DD)
  • Applied Materials (AMAT)
  • Hastings (HAST)
  • Motorola Inc (MOT)
  • Landry's Restaurants Inc (LNY)
  • Delta Airline (DAL)
  • Sitel
  • Dollar General

Name Changes

  • Federated now trades under the name of Macy's
  • Labor Ready now trades under the name TrueBlue Inc

SOURCE: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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