Albuquerque Business First is seeking nominations for its annual 2018 Diverse Business Leader Awards.
Launched in 2016, the Diverse Business Leader Awards shine a spotlight on New Mexico’s successful, innovative leaders who are ethnic minorities (nationally — New Mexico is a minority majority state, with a 49 percent Hispanic population, the state’s largest group) or who identify as LGBT.
New Mexico was named the sixth most diverse U.S. state last year by WalletHub.
Applicants for the Diverse Business Leader Awards should be ethnic minorities or identify as LGBT and lead fast-growing, successful or innovative companies in New Mexico. Each will be evaluated by a panel of community leaders on leadership, success, impact and community service.
The deadline to submit nominations is June 1.
The LGBT community is a big contributor to New Mexico’s economy, both as sellers and consumers. The leading six companies on Business First’s list of LGBT-owned businesses in New Mexico submitted 2016 revenue figures that totaled about $19 million.
The top four companies on New Mexico’s Largest Hispanic-Owned Businesses list each submitted 2016 revenue figures of over $50 million.
Click here to see last year’s Diverse Business Leader Award honorees.