Class Local Diversity Business Named among Georgia’s Top 100
In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural B2B online portal, recently named 3i People, Inc. as one of the top 100 diversity-owned businesses in Georgia.
The Div100 is the 5th annual listing of the State’s top 100 diversity-owned businesses. Ranging in revenue size from $1.8 million to $181.7 million, the companies listed on the Div100 represent the State’s top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a diversity-owned business is small or insignificant.
THE POWER OF DIVERSITY BUSINESS
It is no longer just “the right thing” to do business with diverse suppliers. Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, corporations throughout the country are realizing that diversity in suppliers positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
“Diversity businesses 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, or the Fortune 1000. This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs and valuable products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders of American business.”
The Div100 is a classification that represents the top 100 diversity-owned (women, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indian, and other minority groups) businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service, and professional services.
Large organizational buyers throughout the country that does business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div100 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com (formerly Div2000.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 5th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place March 30,31 & April 1, 2005, at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
“The Div100 companies are the heroes of diversity-owned business in America,” said Kenton Clarke. “While Fortune magazine lists the best companies for minorities to work for, we list the top businesses owned by minorities. 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.”
ABOUT 3I PEOPLE, INC.
3i People, Inc., is a full-service IT Consulting firm doing business in Software Consulting, Applications Development, Project Management, and Contract Staffing.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, it has operations throughout the United States, and an offshore development operation in India.