Announcing America’s Top 50 Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities
Immediate Release | Southport, CT
Southport, CT, February 13, 2020/- Today, OMNIKAL announced the Omni50 Award Winners, which are the top 50 US corporations who are awarding the most business to entrepreneurs from the growing culturally diverse marketplace.
Uber was named the #1 Organization for Multicultural Business Opportunities in the United States. Amazon (Delivery Partner Program) and Uber have created significant new entrepreneurial opportunities through the use of technology. With an estimated 1 million contractors in the U.S., Uber has created over 250,000 opportunities for inclusive majority entrepreneurs (diverse and women). Other companies at the top of the winners list include: Northrop Grumman, Apple, Walmart, IBM, Google, GM and Comcast.
A special awards ceremony will take place June 22nd in Atlanta during Omnikal’s “20th Annual National Multicultural Business Summit.”
To view the complete list: 2020 Omni50
Who are the Omni50?
The Omni50 represents the voice of OMNIKAL’s 2,100,000 members. The list is circulated by over 1000 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 majority marketplace.
The Omni50 Awards is the most recognized honor for diversity and inclusion in the country. These award-winning companies truly differentiate themselves in the marketplace in a time when inclusion has become one of the most important goals of every organization. It is also at a time when public recognition is key to ongoing financial, ethical, social and cultural success.
“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 and multi-generational 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 brands and an increasingly varied vendor/supplier marketplace.”
Top Honors for Top Organizations 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 inclusive majority marketplace. This, in turn, influences more organizations, as they compete for market share in multicultural and multigenerational communities.
The Business Power of Inclusion
As the culturally diverse market gains more buying power, corporations have to focus their efforts on rebranding and reorganizing to avoid losing market share and to remain current and relevant.
The Omni50 list has therefore become the most critical guide for businesses as well as consumers. “As a business owner, I appreciate the business we receive from corporate buyers; and in turn, when I buy either personally or for my company, I am more likely to buy from the same companies that support my business or are supporting businesses like mine,” said Kathy Steele, principle of Red Caffeine headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois.
|Rank||Top 50 Corporations||Rank||Top 50 Corporations|
|1||Uber||27||New York Life Insurance Company|
|2||Northrop Grumman Corporation||28||Ford Motor Company|
|2||Apple Inc.||29||Cardinal Health|
|3||Walmart Inc.||30||CVS Health|
|4||Comcast Corporation||31||The Home Depot, Inc.|
|5||IBM||32||Capital One Financial Corporation|
|6||General Motors Company||33||Fannie Mae|
|7||Raytheon Company||34||Molson Coors|
|8||AT&T Inc.||34||Kellogg Company|
|9||The Coca-Cola Company||35||AARP|
|10||Cisco Systems, Inc.||36||Merck & Company, Inc.|
|12||The Kroger Company||38|
|13||Target Corporation||39||Starbucks Corporation|
|16||WarnerMedia||42||Compass Group USA|
|17||Bank of America||43||Bristol-Myers Squibb|
|18||Colgate-Palmolive Company||44||Prudential Financial|
|19||United Parcel Service||45||ADP, LLC|
|21||Toyota Motor Corporation||46|
|22||Wells Fargo||47||Major League Baseball|
|22||JPMorgan Chase & Company||48||PricewaterhouseCoopers|
|23||Lockheed Martin||48||Pacific Gas & Electric|
|24||The Boeing Company||49||Kaiser Permanente|
|25||Citigroup Inc.||49||The Procter & Gamble Company|
|25||Avis Budget Group||49||Royal Dutch Shell|
|26||Intel Corporation||50||Delta Air Lines|
|26||MetLife, Inc.||50||The Hershey Company|
|27||Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company||50|
OMNIKAL was founded in 1999. Now the Nation’s largest inclusive business organization, OMNIKAL promotes entrepreneurship and the belief that entrepreneurs create real world solutions to today’s business and economic challenges. By fostering deeper and broader collaboration between business owners and entrepreneurial support organizations, the OMNIKAL network fuels healthier ecosystems through job creation, professional development and drives innovation resulting in strong economic growth.
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