Post 200 The guide to the region's top businesses

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The Post 200 is an annual snapshot of the companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations that power our local economy. Here's a look at this year's list.


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Rank   Name   Revenue ($)   Total employees   Local employees  
67 Trex 266789000 537 337
35 United Therapeutics 743183000 596 189
3 Northrop Grumman 26412000000 69300 14451
16 Discovery Communications 4235000000 4400 1600
48 Federal Realty Investment Trust 553059000 264 136
61 U.S. Silica Holdings 295596000 787 200
29 AvalonBay Communities 968711000 2009 416
74 Chesapeake Lodging Trust 172191000 10 9
42 Neustar 620455000 1506 766
10 Pepco Holdings 5920000000 4848 2037
23 Engility 2180000000 7800 1475
55 Advisory Board Company 370345000 1981 1414
68 CoStar Group 251738000 1522 892
36 LaSalle Hotel Properties 719007000 31 31
4 AES 17274000000 27000 350
17 The Washington Post 4214833000 18000 2500
49 American Woodmark 515814000 4475 450
62 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust 289527000 300 300
30 Maximus 929633000 7100 500
75 Sourcefire 165646000 560 308
43 VSE Corp. 618592000 2900 450
11 Booz Allen Hamilton 5859218000 24000 13900
24 Ciena 1741970000 4500 700
56 Radio One 364609000 1474 250
69 USA Mobility 242907000 683 42
37 K12 708407000 2913 701
5 Danaher 16090540000 59000 100
18 CACI International 3774473000 13127 6215
50 Corporate Executive Board 484663000 3500 1200
63 Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 287987000 23 23
31 ICF International 840775000 4500 2500
76 Online Resources 154683000 630 263
44 MicroStrategy 562150000 3063 1429
12 Exelis 5839000000 21000 1900
25 USEC 1671800000 1759 88
57 Synutra International 342539000 4250
70 ComScore 232392000 1120 430
38 Colfax 693392000 16000 30
6 Computer Sciences Corp. 15877000000 96000 8000
19 W.R. Grace 3211900000 6000 1000
51 TeleCommunication Systems 425412000 1435 346
64 DuPont Fabros Technology 287441000 93 74
32 ePlus 825581000 841 285
45 NCI Information Systems 558261000 2800 797
13 Gannett 5239989000 30000 1700
58 GP Strategies 333167000 2800 396
26 Orbital Sciences 1345923000 3900 1800
71 KEYW 190587000 864 774
39 Choice Hotels International 638793000 1331 404
7 Marriott International 12317000000 300000 15000
20 ManTech International 2869982000 9000 3100
52 Arbitron 422310000 986 638
65 Emergent BioSolutions 273384000 878 301
33 VeriSign 771978000 1085 879
1 Lockheed Martin 46499000000 120000 11000
46 TNS 557723000 1303 400
14 Host Hotels & Resorts 4998000000 224 200
59 Liquidity Services 327378000 1200 149
27 Micros Systems 1107531000 6395 979
72 Saul Centers 174360000 65 65
40 Diamondrock Hospitality 638230000 22 22
8 Science Applications International Corp. 10587000000 40000 15000
21 WGL Holdings 2751501000 1384 1384
53 Iridium Communications 384307000 211 63
66 Rosetta Stone 268449000 1530 200
34 RLJ Lodging Trust 758952000 53 53
2 General Dynamics 32677000000 93500 7820
47 Corporate Office Properties Trust 556841000 387 338
15 ATK 4613399000 14000 530
60 Cogent Communications 305500000 629 343
28 Primus Telecommunications Group 989259000 909 99
73 First Potomac Realty Trust 172304000 191 164
41 Strayer Education 627434000 2120 550
9 NII Holdings 6719344000 16090 330
22 NVR 2659149000 2800 800
54 Intersections 373001000 850 350

The list of publicly traded companies is dominated by defense companies, government contractors, hotel owners and telecommunications firms. Companies are ranked by the revenue they recorded in their most recently completed fiscal year, which for most was 2012. Firms whose business is mostly finance or banking are grouped separately.

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.