Diversity is a key aspect of American life. As Americans ponder the workplace, their families, and their social circles, they see examples of the American melting pot. Historically, the commercial real estate industry was not very diverse. It is great to see that the past few years have brought forth a focus on ensuring diversity in every aspect of the commercial real estate industry and Your Digital Directory is proud to be adding to the diversity of the industry we serve.
In January of 2021 the Census bureau released stats (according to the Annual Business Survey), that approximately 18.3% or 1 million of all United State businesses were minority owned.
Many organizations have a percent of dollars that must be spent with Minority Business Enterprises. Your Digital Directory, as a Minority Owned Business, can be a contributor to ensuring a diverse vendor base. Beyond being minority owned, we hold the belief of John F Kennedy who said, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” Thus, we strive to work with downstream vendors who are also minority owned, disadvantaged business enterprises, and women owned businesses. We will continue to provide diversity within the commercial real estate industry, the building directory landscape, and to the communities we serve.
If this is important to you, personally or organizationally, we would love to hear about it. If you have a story to share or have a suggestion on how to improve diversity in the commercial real estate industry, please comment on this post.