* Totals don´t compare. The 2004 list included Arizona, which tied with Georgia for 10th place, with 11 companies representing total revenues of $25,228.8 million. Source: HispanTelligence
Government contracting dollars increased 18.8 percent this year, and the public sector´s percentage of total 500 revenues has increased, too. Government contracts now account for $5.1 billion, or 14.7 percent of the 500´s revenues. However, the take from federal and local sources has decreased, offset by a gain in state contracts of 32.1 percent since last year.
TOP BARRIERS TO GROWTH
AS THE ECONOMY HEATS UP, MORE FIRMS CITE LABOR SHORTAGES AS BARRIERS. FEWER POINT TO COMPETITION & MARKET CONDITIONS.