Why Your Company Needs Diversity Now

The U.S. is changing demographically. While Oregon is almost 84% White, according to the US Census the Black/African American population has grown by 24%, Asian by 38%, and Hispanic/Latino by 64% in ten years. By comparison, the White population grew by only 8%. As a result, clients, customers and future employers will demand that companies embrace the diversity of their communities. This new ethnic landscape should be embraced as a new opportunity for company growth in a shifting marketplace. Companies that are not on the cusp of this ethnic shift will be hard pressed to remain relevant and competitive.

"There was a sense of acceptance when I was introduced. I was no longer a stranger in a strange land." 
-Jeremy Roberts, August 2013 Honoree