Program Honors Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses for 2017
PITTSBURGH (March 10, 2017)—The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) opened its annual survey today to honor the best U.S. corporations working with veteran-owned businesses in 2017 (www.navoba.com/MFSDP2017). The prestigious list recognizes the large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers.
The survey runs through May 1, 2017. Companies earning the Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Program distinction will be featured in the cover story in the July/August issue of Vetrepreneur®, NaVOBA’s national magazine.
“NaVOBA’ s efforts to identify the best big corporations doing business with veteran-owned businesses as suppliers has grown dramatically,” said NaVOBA Vice President Mimi Lohm. “Recognizing these Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs brings well-deserved recognition to the exceptional job these firms do at working with America’s vetrepreneurs.”
Through NaVOBA’ s untiring efforts the number of FORTUNE 1000 companies seeking veteran-owned suppliers has more than doubled since NaVOBA began its advocacy in 2007. Currently, more than 400 of the world’s largest companies maintain programs designed to use VOBs as preferred vendors in their supplier diversity efforts.
The notion that military training is world-class preparation for running a business is reinforced by the fact that one out of every seven businesses in the U.S. is owned by a veteran, according to Census data, twice the national average.
The 2017 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs Survey can be accessed at www.navoba.com/MFSDP2017.
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About the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
NaVOBA unites the nation’s 3 million businesses owned by military veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues. For more information visit us on the web at www.navoba.com, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/navoba and on Twitter @NaVOBA.