MGM MIRAGE Recognized as one of America's Top Organizations for
Multicultural Business Opportunities
Las Vegas, NV (Feb. 20, 2009 ) –MGM MIRAGE is one of the best companies in the U.S. with which to conduct business, according to a recent poll of diverse business owners.
MGM MIRAGE outranked hundreds of other companies to be named to DiversityBusiness.com's list of America's 50 top organizations for promoting multicultural business opportunities. This is the third year in a row that MGM MIRAGE has been named to the list.
The award, called "Div50", will be presented at the "Ninth Annual Multicultural Business Awards Ceremony and Conference" in Orlando, Fla. on April 30.
DiversityBusiness.com asked its 650,000 members to rank companies, public agencies and educational institutions on the consistency and quality of business opportunities granted to women and minority-owned businesses.
"We are very pleased to be singled out for the third consecutive year for our Company's commitment to advancing diversity-owned companies," said Kenyatta Lewis, Director of Supplier Diversity for MGM MIRAGE. "It's been a gratifying experience and we're proud to see that so many of our supplier and vendor partners have far exceeded their own business expectations."
In 2007, MGM MIRAGE spent $254 million in biddable goods and services with minority, women and disadvantaged-owned business enterprises (MWDBEs). The company has a purchasing division exclusively dedicated to supplier diversity.
DiversityBusiness.com is the nation's primary resource portal for small businesses and large organizational buyers. It is a membership-based exchange platform that facilitates contacts and communication, supplier diversity tools, streamlines business processes and provides vital business news and information. DiversityBusiness.com works to match small businesses with purchasing agents who represent large organizations. These include more than 650,000 diversity-owned businesses in the U.S. in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services.
About MGM MIRAGE
MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading and most respected companies with significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 17 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in four other properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois and Macau. CityCenter, an unprecedented urban metropolis on the Las Vegas Strip scheduled to open in late 2009, is a joint venture between MGM MIRAGE and Infinity World Development Corp., a subsidiary of Dubai World. MGM MIRAGE Hospitality is partnering in future casino and non-casino resorts in the United States, People's Republic of China, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and Vietnam. The Company has entered into an agreement to sell its Treasure Island property on the Las Vegas Strip. MGM MIRAGE supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its properties. MGM MIRAGE has received numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative and its community philanthropy programs. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's website at http://www.mgmmirage.com.
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