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Times 50   Our annual report rates the 50 most successful public companies in the Tampa Bay area. Who's shaping our economy and why.

Fallen stars
The technology boom of the late 1990s shaped the Times 50 rankings, the St. Petersburg Times' annual ranking of public companies in the Tampa Bay Area. Now the technology bust has done the same:

Robert Trigaux
Bay area business still on the kiddy ride

Checkers
Shaking up expectations
TAMPA -- When Checkers Drive-In Restaurants decided to launch a Kahlua-flavor shake earlier this year, it didn't consult highly paid chefs, demographers or focus groups.

TPS
Power firm weathers stormy year
TPS president Richard Ludwig says the past year held "unexpected challenges."

Brown & Brown
Research yields sound growth
When Brown & Brown buys an insurance agency, whether it's in Florida, New York or California, one of the first things to go is the company cars.

How we did it
To rise to the top of the Times 50 list, you've got to perform. In a nutshell, that's the basis for our Times 50 rankings.

Quiz
Can you identify these Times 50 companies?

Times 50: St. Petersburg Times

Charts

Companies based in the Tampa Bay area


Companies based elsewhere (with 1,000 or more employees in the bay area)
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