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USHCC Names Toyota 2015 "Corporation of the Year"

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce Toyota Motor North America as the 2015 "Corporation of the Year." Toyota will receive this award at the organization's National Convention on September 22 in Houston, Texas. Each year, the USHCC presents this award to a corporation that has championed Hispanic enterprise, demonstrating that diversity and inclusion initiatives are both principled and profitable.

"We are thrilled to honor Toyota as our 2015 Corporation of the Year. As the world's top automaker, Toyota demonstrates that global industry leaders can empower minorities while building a profitable business model," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "By constructing their vehicles where they sell them, Toyota supports local suppliers and economies. We look forward to their continued partnership with the Hispanic business community."

Toyota is a founding member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, which recognizes and celebrates corporations that achieved spending of at least $1 billion with minority and woman-owned suppliers. It also ranks at the highest level of the USHCC's Million Dollar Club, which honors corporations that have demonstrated a commitment to supplier diversity by contracting over $1 billion with Hispanic owned companies.

Toyota is the eleventh-largest company in the world by as measured by revenue. Its fourteen manufacturing facilities in North America produce more than 71 percent of the vehicles Toyota sells in the country. Toyota has created more than 365,000 jobs across the nation, contributing $21.2 billion in direct investment to the United States.

To learn more about the 2015 National Convention, visit www.ushcc.com/convention.

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 240 major corporations.

For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.

CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar Director of Communications and Marketing 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce