We’ve recently been officially informed that our nation came out of the longest recession since WWII a year ago, June. Although, it would seem that many of us–including the economists who measure these things–were presumably too much in a tail spin to know it at the time.

No matter. Recessions come and go and we keep moving. But, now that we’ve come to learn that we’ve been in a post-recession economy for over a year already, what did we learn from living through it? One of the most interesting take-aways is noting which types of companies in various markets get a passing grade in the latest recession.