Year by year, the Globe 100 has chronicled the shifting dominance of local industries and the emergence of promising new ventures.
No. 1 company
Refocused on handguns, the 161-year-old Springfield gun maker rose to the top spot of the 2013 Globe 100 rankings.
No. 8 overall | No. 2 biotech company
Consolidation and failure are common in the biotech industry, but this Weston company — soon to be based again in Cambridge — stands apart.
No. 9 overall | No. 1 technology company
The Burlington company’s software lends an ear to users of the latest high-tech gadgets.
No. 17 overall | No. 3 consumer company
Canton-based Dunkin’ Brands appeared on the inaugural Globe 100 and in the latest rankings, but on none of the lists published in between.
Technology companies — whether biotech or big data — dominate the Globe 100 list again this year, but other sectors are following their lead.
Letter from the business editor
Nearly 500 companies have made at least one appearance on our annual list of best-performing public companies in Massachusetts.
Three executives of local companies talk about how key industries will change and the prospects for Boston and Cambridge to remain hubs of technology and life sciences.
The Globe 100 ranks the best-performing publicly traded corporations based in Massachusetts by how well they increased sales, profits, and returns for shareholders during 2012.