Recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Aggie-Owned or Managed Companies in the World
Texas A&M University recognized Gulf Coast Oysters, Inc. of Dickinson, TX as a member of the 2016 Aggie 100, which honors the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University Former Students.
Jure Slabic, president of Gulf Coast Oysters, Inc., graduated with honors from Texas A&M in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. His company ranked 12th with a compound annual growth rate of 97.911% from 2013 through 2015.
The Aggie 100, a program created by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, honors graduates from across disciplines for their entrepreneurial endeavors and success as business leaders.
“Through all of the trials and tribulations that the Texas oyster industry has faced over the last decade from hurricanes, to droughts, to massive flooding event, we have proven relentless,” Slabic said.
“I am proud of the growth that we have achieved through hard work and honest business practices supplying the Gulf Coast with delicious Texas oysters and look forward to many more years of growth,” Slabic added.
The 100 Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses with the highest annual revenue growth were recognized on Friday, November 11, 2016, at an evening gala in the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s football stadium, Kyle Field. The honorees were joined by employees, faculty, administrators, current students and fellow entrepreneurs to celebrate their success.
“The 12th Annual Aggie 100 is a very impressive representation of Aggie excellence. The companies reflect 1,352 years of experience bringing the best to their respective industries and keeping the Aggie entrepreneurial standards alive and well,” said Richard H. Lester, executive director of the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. “We’re so proud of these top 100 performing Aggie entrepreneurs, and we celebrate the success of all Aggie companies that live by the Aggie Code of Honor: Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. We need more of that in today’s business world.”