While Fortune magazine lists the best companies for women and minorities to work for, we list the top woman owned businesses. These are the people that have conquered the hurdles and made the sacrifices, building and strengthening their communities, providing jobs and helping to keep the fabric of the U.S. economy together.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 24, 2006
In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural internet site, recently named US21 Computers, Inc. as one of the top 500 woman-owned businesses in the United States (Div500).
The Div500 is the 6th annual listing of the Nation’s top 500 woman-owned businesses. Ranging in revenue size from $5,607,344 to over $1,237,500,000, the companies listed on the Div500 represent the Nation’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a woman-owned business is small or insignificant. Div500 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with woman-owned companies.
The Impact of Woman Owned Business
Major corporations wishing to increase market share realize it is no longer just “the right thing” to do business with diversity owned companies. Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from diversity owned companies positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
“Diversity businesses and consumers are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. “It’s no longer only about the Fortune 1000. This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business.”
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 woman-owned businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div500 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.
The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s 6thh Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place March 29 – March 31, 2006 at the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The Div500 companies are the heroes of woman-owned business in America,” said Kenton Clarke. “While Fortune magazine lists the best companies for women and minorities to work for, we list the top woman owned businesses. These are the people that have conquered the hurdles and made the sacrifices, building and strengthening their communities, providing jobs and helping to keep the fabric of the U.S. economy together.”
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About US21 Computers, Inc.
US21 Computers Inc. is an information technology systems and services provider. We take great pride in supplying, designing, and supporting technology solutions to the government and commercial marketplace. Our ultimate goal is to deliver the most cost effective and reliable technologies straight to your workforce. We are the sole provider of IT business products to many government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.
Launched in 1999, with over 30,000 members DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and colleges and universities. Members use the sites technology to find and track new business opportunities. It also produces the country’s largest conference on diversity education and training for major corporations and small business. Its research on top businesses appears in Fortune, Forbes and numerous magazines and media publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. CCA was founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke.
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