MBEs Driving the National Economy

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Our Story

As the world gets smaller, it becomes clearer than ever just how interdependent we are and how much value inclusion brings to the table. The Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council has been instrumental in advancing these realizations and breaking down old barriers to success.

We are the region’s preeminent corporate membership organization committed to supplier diversity and the success of minority businesses. In Southern California, we represent the interests of nearly two million minority businesses and serve more than 1,800 local NMSDC-certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and more than 1,700 National corporate members.

Our Vision:
Business Beyond Barriers

What we do:
We drive opportunities and collaboration between corporations and minority businesses by:

  • Certifying qualified MBEs
  • Developing certified MBEs through capacity-building programs
  • Providing development opportunities for supplier diversity professionals
  • Connecting corporations with certified MBEs, bringing MBEs together to do business with each other, and fostering the development of a thriving procurement/supplier diversity community
  • Advocating for minority business and for supplier diversity and inclusion
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Who we are:
Corporate members and minority businesses throughout Southern California who are committed to supplier diversity and working together to move our companies, our industries, our communities, and each other forward. We are one of 23 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and a vital member of the network, providing a local touchpoint for advancing the interests of our corporate members and certified minority businesses, alike.

Why we’re here:
To promote economic equality and growth for minority businesses. Through networking and contracting opportunities and customized edcuation and development.

What we believe:
Diversity is our strength, and inclusion drives collaboration and innovation.
Different perspectives and ideas bring value to business outcomes.
Everyone should be able to earn the opportunity to compete.
When the opportunity is expanded, everyone benefits.