NaVOBA Launches Survey to Find the Best Corporations Open to Veteran-Owned Businesses

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The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) has officially opened its survey to find the 10 Best U.S. Corporations open to working with Veteran-Owned Businesses for 2013 today. The survey can be accessed at http://www.navoba.com/bestcorps.

Top Ten Corporations for Veteran Owned Businesses

“The Top 10 Corporations that earn a spot on this exclusive list are the best in the U.S. at recognizing how well the military prepares business leaders through teaching leadership, teamwork, resolve, integrity and ingenuity,” said NaVOBA Pres. Chris Hale

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) has officially opened its survey to find the 10 Best U.S. Corporations open to working with Veteran-Owned Businesses for 2013 today. The survey can be accessed at http://www.navoba.com/bestcorps.
The prestigious list honors the large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s three million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers.

The cover story of the April 2013 issue of NaVOBA’s Vetrepreneur magazine will feature this year’s 10 top honorees. The 2012 list welcomed back some perennial vetrepreneur-friendly companies like Booz Allen Hamilton, Comcast Corporation, DynCorp International, Johnson & Johnson, Life Technologies, and Lockheed Martin. Also honored on the 2012 list were Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Rockwell Collins, SAIC, and Mack Trucks, Inc.

“The Top 10 Corporations that earn a spot on this exclusive list are the best in the U.S. at recognizing how well the military prepares business leaders through teaching leadership, teamwork, resolve, integrity and ingenuity,” said NaVOBA President Chris Hale. “In a tough economy corporate America is eager to partner with business leaders who embody those intangibles combined with exemplary skills and the dedication needed to contribute to overall economic success. We’re delighted to highlight and honor them.”

Through NaVOBA’s untiring efforts since 2007 the number of FORTUNE 1000 companies seeking veteran-owned suppliers has grown by more than 60 percent. Currently more than 160 of the world’s largest companies maintain programs designed to use VOBs as preferred vendors in their supplier diversity efforts.

The notion that military training is world-class preparation for running a business is reinforced by the fact that one out of every seven veterans in the U.S. owns a business, according to Census data. That’s twice the national average.

“At Mack Trucks, Inc., we’re proud to call veteran-owned businesses our partners in the transportation industry,” said Mack Trucks President Kevin Flaherty. “Mack has a long history supporting the U.S. military, dating back to 1911 when we supplied the first Mack trucks to the U.S. War Department. Today we continue to build trucks for the U.S. military, but we also support our armed forces by looking for opportunities to work with veteran-owned suppliers in every part of our business, from central office functions to engineering to manufacturing. We believe there is great strength in diversity, and that it allows us to forge stronger partnerships in our communities and around the globe.”

The survey can be accessed at http://www.navoba.com/bestcorps.

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About The National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA):
NaVOBA unites the nation’s 3 million businesses owned by military veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues.

For more information visit us on the web at http://www.navoba.com, or follow us on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/navoba and on Twitter @navoba.

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