Huntsville, AL – In recognition of the economic power of multicultural and women-owned businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural internet site, recently named Qualis Corporation the 7th top diversity owned business in Alabama for its annual Diversity 500 award.
The Diversity 500 is the 9th annual listing of the country’s top 500 women-owned businesses and represents the country’s top multicultural earners. Diversity 500 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with women-owned companies.
“Women-owned businesses are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. “This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business.”
“We are honored to be recognized by DiversityBusiness.com,” says Elizabeth Morard, President and CEO of Qualis Corporation. “As a woman-owned small business, we strive to be a good partner to not only our customers, but also to our employees and neighbors.”
Qualis also achieved high rankings in several other categories:
- Top 500 Asian Owned Business in the US: 137
- Top 500 Women Owned Business in the US: 266
- Top 100 Asian Pacific American Owned Business in the US: 61
- Top 100 Women Owned Business in Alabama: 5
- Top 100 Privately Held Business in Alabama: 36
Qualis Corporation, founded in 1993, is a woman-owned small disadvantaged business that employs more than 330 people and has over 15 years of proven performance on more than 60 contracts supporting the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, NASA, major primes, and commercial customers. Qualis’ skilled, diverse workforce in 14 states, Afghanistan, and Iraq has expertise spanning multiple disciplines including systems engineering, test and evaluation, logistics, and acquisition and program management. Qualis ranked number 1967 on the 2007 Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, and ranked 1294 on the 2008 list. For more information, contact Cathy Shields at (256) 971-1707.