WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been selected by The Washington Post as one of its "Post 200" companies, an annual recognition of the largest and most influential business firms in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Capital Business, which is produced by the business staff of the Washington Post, chose AIR as one of the Top 10 nonprofit firms. It is the second consecutive year that the behavioral and social science research organization was recognized by the newspaper.
The Washington Post conducts a business survey each year and issues an annual report on the top businesses in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. The research firm GuideStar USA provided the newspaper with an analysis of nonprofits.
In addition to AIR, the nonprofit category included AARP, the American National Red Cross, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Geographic Society, the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, and the Smithsonian Institution.
"We are gratified by this recognition, which reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff to our mission of applying the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving peoples' lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged," said David Myers, AIR's President and CEO.
Hundreds of private companies, law and lobby firms, banks and credit unions, and nonprofit organizations that are based in or with major operations in the Washington metropolitan area were examined by the newspaper as part of its selection process.
AIR is a nonpartisan organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and provides technical assistance for federal, state and local governments as well as foundations and private entities.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.
SOURCE American Institutes for Research