Minority businesses are a staggeringly underutilized resource to Corporate America. Yet, according to the National Minority Supplier Development Council, a joint report from the Milken Institute and the Minority Business Development Agency suggests that the number of minority businesses in the United States is growing at a rate that is six times faster than the growth rate of all firms. That makes MBEs an especially dynamic partner for corporations.

This is the trend that procurement and diversity professionals are looking to ride. One of fast-growing numbers of MBEs with the skills and scale to deliver innovation and efficiency. And corporations looking to continually develop and diversify their supply chains, as well as the thinking behind the solutions they rely on to keep their enterprises humming and ahead of the curve.

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CORPORATE MEMBER
INDUSTRY GROUPS: 

• Entertainment
• Automotive
• Technology
• Utilities
• Retail
• Aerospace
• Healthcare… and more


TOP BENEFITS OF
NMSDC NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

NMSDC Central Database Access
Direct access to more than 12,000 qualified, certified MBEs

Thought Leadership
Chief Procurement Officers Summit features moderated panel discussing best practices, industry trends, effective methods of relationship building and criteria to win contracts.NMSDC Regional Program Managers Seminar – Interactive, expert-led seminar that turns supplier diversity theory into practice for supplier diversity professionals. Topics focus on trends, challenges, best practice.

Industry Clusters
Valuable peer discussions specific to industry issues, challenges, solutions.

Annual Conference and Business Fair
Largest national conference at which the focus of over 700 national, global NMSDC and large MBEs exhibit and seek MBEs that match their procurement needs.  Two and a half days of networking throughout at breakfast, receptions and dinners; educational workshops; matchmaking and other special events.

Corporation of the Year Award
Opportunity to be nominated and compete for the highest, most prestigious award bestowed on an NMSDC national corporate member.  High visibility of the award recipient.  Announcement of winner made at the annual conference and business fair before nearly 8,000 attendees.

TOP BENEFITS OF
SCMSDC LOCAL MEMBERSHIP

Local Database Access  
Direct access to local MBE-certified database, with option to access NMSDC Central database.

Database Searches
Upon request, staff database searches augments corporate procurement staff seeking qualified, certified MBEs.

Signature, customized programs  
Staff work with corporate members to develop, customize and execute events, programs and/or matchmaking activities as signature programs for corporate members.

High-Value Intros
Strategic referrals and introductions to known and proven MBEs.

Matchmaking
The ease of turnkey business matchmaking services personalized to your procurement needs.


What’s best for your company – national or local membership or a combination of the two?

First consider the following:

  • Are you a regional or national company?
  • Do you have operating entities outside of Southern California where MBE resources might be needed?
  • Is your company looking to have a national profile in the procurement and diversity & inclusion space?
  • Is networking and collaboration with industry peers outside of Southern California strategically important to your organization?
  • Are you just starting to build your diversity & inclusion function and in need of program manager resources?
  • Are local leadership, development and sponsorship opportunities a
  • priority for you?

Access starts here. 

A new direction. A fresh perspective. An untapped resource …
ready to be unlocked at the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council.

Complete the brief information form and you’ll be on your way to discovering the powerful resources and relationships available to you to meet your supplier needs and drive your diversity and inclusion efforts forward.

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