DALLAS, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Small businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and driving economic growth in the United States. In fact, two out of every three new private-sector jobs are created by small businesses. Companies that support minority business development through supplier diversity efforts help to ensure continued growth for small businesses.
In recognition of those companies that help drive that growth through their staunch commitment to supply chain diversity, MBN USA magazine (www.mbnusa.biz) is pleased to announce its 2016 Corporate 101: Most Admired Companies in supplier diversity.
"The companies in our Corporate 101 recognize that having a diverse and inclusive supply chain is a social and economic imperative," said Jarilyn Fox, president and publisher of MBN magazines. "Their demonstrated commitment to developing and growing minority-owned enterprises is positively impacting the manner in which global business is conducted."
Don McKneely, chairman and CEO, MBN magazines (www.mbnusa.biz) added: "We honor the Corporate 101 for their steadfast commitment to global supplier diversity. The impact our Corporate 101 companies are making in the supply chain diversity arena is paving the way for diverse suppliers to realize an increase in purchasing opportunities, which will, in turn, produce more inclusive supply chains. We salute the supplier diversity teams at these companies on this well-deserved honor."
In choosing the 101 honorees, the selection committee considered such factors as innovative supplier development initiatives, participation with regional minority supplier development councils and reported spend with diverse suppliers. The end result is a listing of companies that embody the essence of next-level growth in supplier diversity.
MBN USA proudly recognizes its 2016 Corporate 101: Most Admired Companies in supplier diversity. To view the list of honorees, please visit: www.mbnusa.biz.