BB&T to serve as Diamond Sponsor for
the 2017 NHCC Annual Summit in Atlanta
The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) is thrilled to announces that BB&T joins the growing list of corporate sponsors for the 2017 NHCC Annual Summit as a Diamond sponsor!
BB&T joined NHCC in 2014 and has been an active corporate member providing the organization with valuable workplace and marketplace insights, knowledge, and resources.
"Focusing on diversity and inclusion as an everyday business practice, allows organizations to stay competitive, retain and attract the best associates, best serve internal and external client bases, and ultimately maximize performance and results" said, Abraham Cox, EVP, Retail Lending Manager, BB&T Mortgage.
WHY BB&T INVESTS IN HISPANIC COMMUNITIES:
- Hispanics will account for 52 percent of new homeowners between 2010 and 2030;
- In 2015 Hispanic/Latinos achieved a net increase of 245,000 owner households, accounting for 69% of the total net growth in homeownership;
- For the first time in 10 years Hispanic homeownership rate spiked upwards while overall homeownership rates in the country continued a downward trend;
- According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015 the Hispanic population reached a new high of 57 million (or 18 percent of the total U.S. population), an increase of 1.6 million from 2014;
- During the next decade 5.7 million households will be Hispanic.
- Source: NAHREP 2015 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report
“The Latino community is massive, it's ready to own, and it's now. The significance of Hispanics to housing and the economy will only grow, creating opportunity for all who focus on this vibrant, dynamic, and impactful part of the U.S. economy," said David Stevens, President and CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
THE 2017 NHCC Annual Summit themed, “Driving Organizations Forward: Real Conversations on D&I as the Engine Behind Innovation" will take place on Tuesday, April 4th through Thursday, April 6th, 2017.
This important gathering of our organization’s Fortune 1000 corporate members aims to highlight the latest corporate best practices in human resources, supplier diversity, marketing, community relations, and executive leadership within the Hispanic, diversity and inclusion space. Subject-matter experts (SMEs) and summit attendees share "workplace" and "marketplace" insights centered on why and how companies that strongly champions diversity and inclusion initiatives help to better position their respective companies to compete in the U.S. Hispanic consumer market. For more information on NHCC, please visit our website at www.nhcchq.org.
ABOUT BB&T: Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $222.6 billion in assets and market capitalization of $30.6 billion. The company operates 2,220 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. BB&T also has been named one of the World's Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally.
ABOUT NHCC: NHCC brings together leading Fortune 1000 companies who strongly support our mission“provides our members access to a collaborative community that shares resources, knowledge, best practices, and innovative solutions to grow talent, customers, and suppliers. Given the sheer market size, growing clout and purchasing power of an estimated $1.7 trillion dollars by 2017, Fortune 1000 companies find great value in their NHCC corporate membership to maximize their respective Hispanic talent, market share and customers.