American City Business Journals is The Nation's Premier Print & Digital Publisher Local Business News. ACBJ covers a range of media including 43 primary metropolitan weekly publications, which reach 3.6 million readers with business community related news, and The Business Journals, which has daily news from those newspapers and other business news and information. It also controls the Street & Smith's Sports Group, which publishes motorsports periodicals, including SportsBusiness Journal, Sports Business Daily, five sports annuals, and The Sporting News. The company is the United States' leading publisher of NASCAR magazines, which includes NASCAR Illustrated and

American City also publishes specialty publications, which include a high-tech business newspaper, a law journal, and Hemmings Motor News. . In 2009, ACBJ took over management of, a website formerly associated with the now-defunct Condé Nast Portfolio.[4]

Mike Russell founded American City Business Journals. The President and CEO of American City is Whitney Shaw. Shaw was previously senior vice president of ACBJ and president of its sports-publishing division. He succeeds his father, Ray Shaw, who was chairman and CEO of ACBJ for 25 years. Ray Shaw, the company's chairman from 1989 until his 2009 death, bought a controlling interest along with a partner in 1989, selling to Advance Publications in 1995. It was Russell who suggested Shaw buy the entire company rather than just a few journals. Under Ray Shaw's leadership, the company moved from Kansas City, Missouri, to Charlotte, North Carolina, and greatly increased the number of its publications.[2]


TitleMetro areaFoundedNotes
Albany Business ReviewAlbany, New York
Albuquerque Business FirstAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Atlanta Business ChronicleAtlanta, Georgia
Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals.[5]
Austin Business JournalAustin, TexasThe Journal is a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.[6] The Journal's office is located in downtown Austin, Texas.[6] The Journal publishes a number of lists and grants several awards annually, among them being "List of Fastest-Growing Central Texas Neighborhoods",[7] "Best Places to Work Award",[8] and "Fast 50" list of rapidly growing companies.[9]
Baltimore Business JournalBaltimore, Maryland
Birmingham Business JournalBirmingham, Alabama1983
Boston Business JournalBoston, Massachusetts
Buffalo Business FirstBuffalo, New York
Charlotte Business JournalCharlotte, North Carolina
Chicago Business JournalChicago, IllinoisOnline only
Cincinnati Business CourierCincinnati, Ohio1984
Columbus Business FirstColumbus, Ohio
Dallas Business JournalDallas, Texas1977
Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals.[5]
Dayton Business JournalDayton, Ohio
Denver Business JournalDenver, Colorado
Triad Business JournalGreensboro, North Carolina
Pacific Business NewsHonolulu, Hawaii
Started by entrepreneur George Mason and former Honolulu Star-Bulletin editor John Ramsey. In 1983 Mason sold the newspaper to ACBJ, though he continued to write a regular column for more than a decade after that.[11]
Houston Business JournalHouston, Texas
Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals.[5] Along with several other corporate sponsors, it coordinates the FastTech 50 Competition each year. The Houston Business Journal had occupied space in the Park Towers for a period of over 10 years. In 2012 the newspaper announced that it was moving to 5444 Westheimer Road effective November 5, 2012.[12]
Jacksonville Business JournalJacksonville, Florida
Kansas City Business JournalKansas City, Missouri1982
Co-founded by Michael K. Russell and William Worley in August 1982.[13]
L.A. BizLos Angeles, CaliforniaOnline only
Business First of LouisvilleLouisville, Kentucky1984
Memphis Business JournalMemphis, Tennessee1979-05-04
Founded by Ward Archer as Mid-South Business, one of the first local business papers published in the United States.
Milwaukee Business JournalMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business JournalMinneapolis–Saint Paul
Nashville Business JournalNashville, Tennessee
Orlando Business JournalOrlando, Florida
Philadelphia Business JournalPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania1982-03
Phoenix Business JournalPhoenix, Arizona
Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals.[5]
Pittsburgh Business TimesPittsburgh, Pennsylvania1981-08-31[14]
Portland Business JournalPortland, Oregon
Puget Sound Business JournalSeattle, Washington
Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals[5]
Triangle Business JournalRaleigh, North Carolina
Sacramento Business JournalSacramento, California
St. Louis Business JournalSt. Louis, Missouri
San Antonio Business JournalSan Antonio, Texas
San Francisco Business JournalSan Francisco, California
Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals.[5] In 2008, East Bay Business Times merged with the San Francisco Business Times.
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business JournalSan Jose, California
South Florida Business JournalMiami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals.[5]
Tampa Bay Business JournalTampa, Florida1981
founded as Tampa Bay Business, renamed in the late 1990s as The Business Journal Serving Tampa Bay
Washington Business JournalWashington, D.C.
Acquired in 1986 with purchase of Scripps Howard Business Journals.[5]
Wichita Business JournalWichita, Kansas

The Business Journals

The Business Journals is the online media division of American City Business Journals which operates websites for each of the company's 40 print business journals as well as its first web-only local business news and information site for Los Angeles, California.

The site contains local business news from around the nation, updated throughout the day, along with an archive that contains more than 2 million business news articles published since 1996. The Business Journals' sites have more than four million unique visitors each month.

Forty under 40 Award

The Business Journal's Forty Under 40 is an annual list compiled and published by the Business Journal newspapers since 1992.[15][16] The purpose is to list the 40 most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 40. The 40 are usually nominated from within individual areas in range of the local business journal's publication.