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America’s Top 25 Government Agencies for Inclusion



Southport, CT: Today, OMNIKAL (formerly DiversityBusiness.com) announced the Omni50 Award Winners, which are the America’s top 25  Government Agencies for Inclusion who are awarding the most business to the growing, culturally diverse vendor/supplier marketplace.United States Postal Service was named the #1 Omni50 Award Winning Government Agency. Other agencies at the top of the winners list include: Small Business Administration, U.S. Army, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Homeland Security and Army & Air Force Exchange Service.  Award Winners will be honored at OMNIKAL‘s 17th Annual Business Summit, May 18th in New York City at the Harvard Club.

Top Omni50 Organizations for Inclusion Announced

Who are the Omni50?

The Omni50 is a ranking of the 25 government buyers of multicultural products/services throughout the U.S. It represents the voice of over 2,000,000 privately held businesses in the OMNIKAL member community. The list is circulated by over 1,000 organizations, which reaches millions of consumers every year. Since 1999, it has become a highly valued metric of excellence in reaching the  diverse and inclusive market.

Every year, OMNIKAL’s 2,000,000 member businesses are polled to answer 10 questions about inclusion business practices in the marketplace. Their answers are based on factors such as volume, consistency and actual, quality business opportunities granted through contracts awarded to the diverse supplier marketplace.

“The inclusion practices of the “Omni50” Awardees have changed the course of our current economy and as a result, the world as we know it” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of OMNIKAL. “The changing multicultural  landscape of our country has demanded this evolution. OMNIKAL is proud to have been a force in the business world for such positive change. Our mission and goal is to equalize, broaden and level the playing field for both government agencies and an increasingly varied vendor/supplier marketplace.”

Top Honors for Top Government Agencies Who Do the Right Thing

Most “top” lists honor companies for traditional economic growth, shareholder returns and similar metrics; however, the Omni50 awards are an indicator of which organizations provide the best business opportunities to the increasingly varied vendor/supplier marketplace.

“Government agencies that buy the most from diverse businesses and who strive to continue developing mutually beneficial relationships should be recognized. This is a message worth spreading. And that is what we have accomplished through The Omni50 Awards.” said Michelle Van Otten, Chief Marketing Officer at OMNIKAL.

2017 Top Omni50

Top 25 Government Agencies


Since 1999, OMNIKAL (formerly DiversityBusiness.com) is recognized as the “Gold Standard of excellence in diversity and inclusion.” OMNIKAL is the nation’s largest inclusive business organization representing the voice of over 2,000,000 business owners, made up of a wide variety of America’s top organizations. Built to empower all entrepreneurs through a powerful social B2B platform that fuels real growth & success for all businesses. The OMNIKAL mission and goal is to equalize, broaden and level the playing field for both brands and an increasingly varied vendor/supplier marketplace. http://www.omnikal.com/

Source: omnikal.com/awards/omni50-top-corporate-awards; Facts sourced from the US Census Demographics and other published sources, including Jeffery L. Bowman with Jeremy Katz’s book “Reframe The Marketplace: The Total Market Approach To Reaching The New Majority (Wiley 2015)