SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

May 04, 2006 16:33 ET

San Francisco Chronicle Publishes The Chronicle 200

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2006 -- Tomorrow, The San Francisco Chronicle will publish its 21st annual Chronicle 200, a stand-alone section that examines the Bay Area's 200 largest public companies. According to the report, the Bay Area economy displayed solid growth for the third year in a row as the tech sector recovered and companies enjoyed double-digit gains in revenues and market capitalization.

The year's stellar group came from such diverse industries as oil, tech, biotech and financial services. Look for stories in The Chronicle 200 on how these companies fared in revenue, profit, and in investment. The report also features a profile of the top CEO in the Bay Area and discusses the impact of these elite companies on the regional economy.

The Chronicle 200 will be posted in its entirety on along with an interactive charting tool, links to all of the companies' live profiles and the ability to download all of the data from The Chronicle 200.

The San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area's leading news and information source and has been connecting the region with its award winning journalism since its founding in 1865. Combined with its online partner,, The San Francisco Chronicle reaches 1.5 million Bay Area residents daily and 1.7 million on Sunday. The six time Pulitzer Prize-winning Chronicle is the nation's 10th largest daily newspaper and is the nation's fourth largest newspaper website with 6.5 million monthly unique visitors and over 75 million monthly page views. The Chronicle's business section was recently named by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers as one of the top five for excellence among the country's largest newspapers.

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