The Globe 100 is an exclusive list, and this year it was even more exclusive.
Only 82 companies made it onto our annual ranking of the best-performing publicly traded companies in Massachusetts. An unrelenting recession pummeled revenues and growth for much of the past two years, making it hard for many companies to qualify. Firms must have two consecutive years of profits to be included in the list.
The companies that made this year's list were able to thrive in the worst recession since the Great Depression. Here is a look at the top-ranked company in each industry.