Congratulations to the 2018 Revitalize America Honorees!
Since 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has recognized three businesses with the Revitalize America Honor during its Annual Citizens Awards. These honorees are helping build stronger communities by investing in employment opportunities anywhere in the U.S.
Goya Foods, Inc.
Since 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. has fostered a longstanding history of leading Latin culinary culture in the United States, solidifying its position as an iconic symbol for the Hispanic community.
In 2005, Goya began its largest expansion in company history. Goya added more than 100 jobs to the current base of 500 working in its national headquarters in Jersey City, New Jersey while making a $250 million investment to upgrade facilities across the state.
The company’s worldwide initiative, Goya Gives, is a testament to Goya’s longstanding commitment to the community, environmental causes, and its company values. With extensive partnerships supporting disaster relief efforts, scholarships, and cultural programs and a “better for you” product portfolio, Goya strives to be a company of passionate people making a difference.
MGM Resorts International
Since the early 2000’s, MGM Resorts International and its corporate foundation have donated more than $144 million in charitable contributions to local nonprofits across the U.S. In addition to philanthropy, company employees have contributed almost 770,200 hours of community service since 2012.
On August 24, 2018, MGM opened its newest resort in Springfield, Massachusetts. The development and construction of the site brought immediate economic growth to Springfield and 3,000 jobs on-site long term. MGM has built partnerships with groups such as Community Partners Network, FutureWorks, and local colleges and schools to strengthen education, culture, health and wellness, and sustainability in Springfield.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Stanley Black & Decker has robust social responsibility programs in environmental sustainability, community development, disaster relief, and diversity and inclusion. Over the past few years, Stanley Black & Decker has invested $29 million in its facility and grew its employee base to 630 in its Jackson, Tennessee factory. The company increased its focus on reskilling the local workforce while also combining the forces of its millennial digital and engineering experts with its experienced manufacturing team to create a “Lighthouse” facility which serves as a model for new advanced manufacturing techniques and systems.
In Jackson, Stanley Black & Decker’s community commitment is evident through educational partnerships such as with Jackson State Community College and the Madison County School District. The company also sponsors a scholarship program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology designed to strengthen the local workforce.