Noteworthy items on certified MBEs, national corporate members of NMSDC, minority business opportunities and more.


The Importance of Supply Chain Diversity

Diversity has become a business buzzword in recent times, with numerous C-suite executives viewing it as simply a tick-box exercise, alas. And yet a growing welter of evidence suggests the manifold advantages of utilising diverse supply chains – engaging suppliers from ethnic, racial and gender minorities – are too significant to be ignored.

We Are All Americans

We are all Americans, whether we were here first, or came here fleeing religious or ethnic persecution, or seeking economic opportunity, or were brought here on the slave ships. Out of many peoples, from every land in the world, we continue to forge one nation, indivisible. We reject divisiveness, hate mongering and negativity toward others among us who do their best to pursue the very same American dream. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are not “certain unalienable rights” accorded only to some and not to all. Each of us is possessed of these rights and continues the struggle to achieve their benefit.

State of Small Business

Though conditions for small businesses are hard to generalize because experiences vary greatly from firm to firm, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland experts say some data suggest an improving landscape for those businesses operating along [...]

Chicago is Host City for Annual Gathering, October 23-26, 2016; Event is Nation’s Largest Forum in Support of Supplier Diversity

The theme of this year's NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is "Minority Supplier Development: Investing in the Future." During the event, more than 20 educational seminar sessions and interactive workshops will engage attendees with [...]

Uptown Professional

A lawyer by trade and now president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council by choice, Joset Wright-Lacy presides over the largest corporate membership organization in the world dedicated to the development of minority business. [...]

Houston Style Magazine – ” NMSDC Annual Conference Redefines the Business Case for Minority Businesses and Corporate America

NMSDC Annual Conference Redefines the Business Case for Minority Businesses and Corporate America NY, NY Sept. 29, 2015 – The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) – the nation’s premier corporate membership organization focused exclusively [...]

Leader of the Year

NMSDC is currently accepting nominations for the Leader of the Year Award which recognizes outstanding corporate leaders and innovative minority business enterprises in our network. NMSDC  is excited to recognize outstanding corporate leaders and innovative [...]

2015 M&A Summit

Bridge to Billion Dollar MBEs The intersection of performance, opportunity and access to capital is where business success occurs. While many MBEs have been successful at organic growth it does not increase capacity at the [...]

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