North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) - Connecting Minority Business Enterprises to Corporations.
Across the private and public sector, there is a perpetual debate over how corporations and government agencies can increase their purchasing from businesses owned by minorities as these businesses make a major economic impact in their local and state economies - creating jobs and helping with economic recovery efforts. There is a consensus that entities making purchasing decisions should reflect the full spectrum of available businesses as well as the citizenry that makes up its communities. To this effect in 2011, MBEs contributed a combined output of over $2 billion to Minnesota's economy.
North Central MSDC's mission is to provide business development services to Corporate Members and certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to enhance relationships and maximize business opportunities.
The North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) endeavors to become the ultimate link between corporations and minority-owned businesses with FOUR MAJOR OBJECTIVES:
- To increase the dollar amount of purchasing from certified minority vendors by corporations while assisting MBEs in the creation of markets for their products and services.
- To promote the awareness of minority vendors and their capabilities in the business community while exchanging information on corporate purchasing programs.
- To increase the number of minority businesses capable of supplying corporate buying needs and maintaining a database of MBEs for the use of corporate members.
- To encourage the cooperation of the larger business community in the purchase of products and services of MBEs by developing and conducting special programs to facilitate business relationships between such suppliers and corporate purchasing representatives.
Every contribution will help us achieve our goals, no matter what the size. We appreciate your support.