Comcast NBCUniversal is one of the largest media companies in the world.  The organization has recently revealed that between 2011 and 2015, $8 billion was spent with minority and women owned businesses.  $2.6 billion was spent with diverse firms in 2015 alone.

The company is a member of the prestigious Billion Dollar Roundtable which tracks companies purchases with suppliers at the Tier I level, and rewards those who spend over $1 billion with diverse organizations.  

“Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is second to none; however, it always helps to be able to exchange information and ideas with others who share in that commitment. We push each other so the collective group becomes better,” Ajamu M. Johnson, executive director of Supplier Diversity and Strategic Procurement for Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal explained.

Congratulations goes out to Comcast NBCUniversal.  This is a fantastic example and ought to be promoted much more.  Granting opportunities with diverse suppliers is the first step to grow an expanding number of small businesses.  As America becomes more diverse supporting these types of companies is key to America’s success.