1. World Wide Technology Inc.

Coming in at No. 1 on the BE Industrial/Service Companies list for the sixth consecutive year, World Wide Technology Inc. continues to stand out as the nation’s top-grossing black-owned business.

Since its inception, WWT has grown from a small startup to the nation’s leading minority-owned distributor of information technology products, services, and supply chain solutions. With more than 1.6 million square feet of state-of-the-art warehousing and distribution space, the St. Louis-based systems integrator operates in several locations across the globe, including Anchorage,Alaska; Tampa, Florida; Dallas; Honolulu; Los Angeles; New York; and Brazil.

In 2008, the company saw a 73% increase in its revenues, up from $1.8 billion in 2006.  With revenues expected to exceed $2.5 billion in 2009, WWT is poised to become the first black-owned business in history to break the $3 billion barrier.

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