WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) commends NANA Development Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), for taking concrete steps to implement a formal supplier diversity program to do business with diverse suppliers, including Hispanic-owned businesses.

"This initiative taken by one of the largest Native Alaskan-owned corporations signals a new era where partnership and collaboration lead to a better future for all of our communities," said Javier Palomarez, President & CEO of the USHCC. "We are delighted that NANA has entered into a multi-year relationship with Ruiz Strategies, a USHCC women-owned Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE), to develop and implement a NANA Supplier Diversity Program and help build meaningful relationships with Hispanic-owned businesses."

"As a one of the largest minority-owned corporations, we are committed to being a leader in supplier diversity, increasing our diverse spend, and working with other Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to develop business opportunities in a variety of ways, including subcontracting and teaming," said Dave Marquez, COO of NANA Development Corporation. "Rolling out a formal supplier diversity program allows NANA to use its decades of experience in contracting to help other diverse businesses grow."

NANA Development Corporation, global corporation focused on engineering and construction, provides management, logistics and resource development to IT & telecommunications, real estate and hotel development, and film support companies. NANA works in a wide cross section of industries providing competitive solutions and decades of expertise and experience to its clients.

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the United States that contribute in excess of $465 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico.
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About NANA Development Corporation

Founded in 1974, NANA Development Corporation is the business arm of NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, NANA Development Corporation employs 11,500 individuals throughout the United States and around the globe. NANA's clients and partners are world-class professionals in a wide variety of industries including Oil & Gas, Mining, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Federal and Tribal sectors.

For more information about Ruiz Strategies, a certified woman-owned and minority-owned strategic communications firm which works with fortune 500 companies and large privately owned corporations visit

CONTACT: Valentina Pereda, USHCC Communications Manager 202-489-2932 vpereda@ushcc.comSource:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce