Southport,CT, / -- DiversityBusiness.com –today announced the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities. Over 1,300,000 diversity business owners participated in an online election to determine the “Top” fifty organizations and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was named the #1 company for providing business opportunities to diverse business owners throughout the United States.
The honor extends itself to another forty-nine major U.S. corporations which call themselves The Div50. This esteemed, elite list is coveted by the most successful companies in the United States and has become the most recognized and respected in the country. These companies truly differentiate themselves in the market place in a time when diversity is on the rise.
“The diversity practices of the Div50 has changed the course of economic inclusion and thereby the world as we know it”, said Kenton Clarke, CEO of DiversityBusiness.com. “The great diversity and vision of our country and our people have made this possible. DiversityBusiness.com is proud to have been a force in the business world for such positive change and opportunity. The initiative that we have led has been instrumental in equalizing the playing field and for that we are very honored indeed.”
The 13th annual list was produced by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B online website. Over 1,300,000 businesses were asked to answer 10 questions about diversity business in the marketplace. Their answers were based on factors such as volume, consistency and quality business opportunities granted to women and minority-owned companies. Other large companies at the top of the list include AT&T, IBM, Northrop Grumman, Dell, Office Depot, Verizon, Cisco, Apple, and Raytheon.
Top Honors for Top Corporations
While other awards and “Top” lists crown companies for metrics such as overall economic growth and returns to shareholders, The