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Top Diversity Owned Businesses Announced

Press Release

Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the United States Announced

SOUTHPORT, CT, October 31, 2005 /DiversityBusiness / DiversityBusiness,
the nations' leading multicultural business internet site, today
announced the Div500, the 6th annual listing of the nations' top 500
diversity-owned businesses. Ranging in revenue size from $20 million to
over $2 billion, the companies listed on the Div500 represent the
nations' top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion
that diversity-owned businesses are small or insignificant.

At the top of 2005's Div500 are Software House International, Inc.,
headquartered in Somerset, NJ, with $2.5 billion in 2004 revenues, Burt
Automotive, based in Centennial, CO, with 1.8 billion in 2004 revenues,
World Wide Technology, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, with $1.4
billion in 2004 revenues and Omega World Travel, based in Fairfax, VA,
with $1.2 billion in 2004 revenues. These four businesses are Asian
Pacific American-, Hispanic-, African American-, and Woman-owned
respectively. The top companies will be honored at a special awards
ceremony at DiversityBusiness's 6th Annual Multicultural Business
Conference, taking place March 29 - March 31, 2006 at the MGM Mirage in
Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the
U.S. economy," said  Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates
International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.  " It is no
longer "just the right thing" to do business with diversity suppliers.
Because of recent economic and demographic trends and changes, major
corporations are realizing that having a diverse supplier base positively
impacts their business revenue from this sector of buyers".

The Div500
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500
diversity-owned (women, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native American and
other minority groups) businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as
technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Major
corporations, government agencies and college/universities throughout the
country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses
use the list The Div500 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness, the
nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large
organizational buyers to multicultural product and service businesses.

"The Div500 companies are the heroes of diversity-owned business in
America ," said Kenton Clarke. 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."

For the complete list of winning companies, please visit:
DiversityBusiness.< /SPAN>

About DiversityBusiness Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness with over
30,000 members is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses
throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune
1000 companies, government agencies and colleges and universities.  
DiversityBusiness performs research on diversity businesses for such
leading publications as Forbes, Fortune magazine and numerous other media
outlets. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous
awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness facilitates contacts
and communication, streamlines business processes and provides vital
business news and information. DiversityBusiness is produced by Computer
Consulting Associates International Inc. of Southport, CT. CCAii was
founded in 1980;

Press Contact:
Odetta Rogers
Director of Communications

Source: DiversityBusiness




The following lists are also produced by DiversityBusiness:

 Top Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S. by state
 Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.
 Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S. 
Small Business
 Top Small Businesses in the U.S. by state 
 Top 500 Small Businesses in the U.S. 
 Top 500 Woman Owned Businesses in the U.S. 
 Top Women Businesses in the U.S. by state 
 Top 100 Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses in the U.S. 
 Top 100 Native American Owned Businesses in the U.S. 
 Top 100 African American Owned Businesses in the U.S. 
 Top 100 Hispanic American Owned Businesses in the U.S.
 Top 100 Asian American Owned Businesses in the U.S. 
 Top 100 Subcontinent-Asian American Owned Businesses in the U.S. 
 Top 100 Asian Pacific American Owned Businesses in the U.S

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