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Founded in 1980, the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is the premier organization that educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Our success stems from our ability to provide the resources that allow our members to cultivate their individual careers. Equally important, we partner with the country’s leading media companies that are committed to leveraging diversity as a business imperative.

Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program In order to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace, the SBA created the 8(a) Business Development Program, which offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association (AGA) represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. Today, more than 68 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the nation receive their reliable, affordable supplies of natural gas from AGA members—and natural gas meets almost a quarter of America’s energy needs.

In 2011 the Missouri Public Service Commission opened a voluntary docket to study the benefits and encourage utilities’ efforts to procure goods and services from diverse suppliers. As a result of this docket, a coalition of major utilities created a Supplier Diversity Task Force, whose purpose is to develop and share best practices.

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