Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council


MBE Services/Benefits

Minority Business Executives (MBEs) have access to numerous benefits and services – including educational programs plus a wide range of networking opportunities. This section briefly outlines some of those benefits. For more information, we encourage you to contact the regional affiliate nearest to your company headquarters.

The National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Certification Policy and Procedures are firmly adhered to by its 23 regional affiliate councils (or RMSDCs) for the certification of minority-owned, operated and controlled businesses (MBEs). Standardized Procedures assure consistent and identical review and certification of MBEs throughout the NMSDC Network. The NMSDC is the only national organization providing certification throughout the U.S. where MBEs are genuinely minority-owned and operated, and ready to do business.

  • Access — Means MBEs doing business with MBEs and forming joint venture for success.
  • Business Opportunity Fairs — Allow minority entrepreneurs to present themselves to hundreds of prospective buyers in a single setting.
  • Customized executive education — Concentrates training and technical assistance into leadership tools for CEOs of minority-owned firms.
  • Networking opportunities — Provide expansion of relationship-building opportunities with corporate buyers.

And a variety of other formal and informal activities to foster the development of long-term, mutually beneficial business relations – bringing corporate purchasing people together with representatives of minority businesses.