Best in class

A group of people holding up their fingers to signify that they're number 1.

The Postal Service has once again been named the top government agency for buying products and services from minority-owned businesses.

More than 1.5 million business owners voted in’s online poll to determine its annual list of organizations that demonstrate a commitment to multicultural suppliers.

Business owners who participate in the poll consider volume, consistency and the quality of the initiatives offered to multicultural suppliers.

USPS has topped the list for several years — including 2015 — and ranked among the top federal agencies in the category for 15 consecutive years.

The Postal Service remains “one of the leading companies for diverse entrepreneurs in the United States,” wrote Kenton Clark,’s president and chief executive.

This year, USPS outranked the Small Business Administration, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and NASA, among others.

The top companies and agencies will be honored at a ceremony April 26.