While the concept of globalization has meant different things to different people, at the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), globalization translates into an opportunity for its corporate members to create and tap into a worldwide network of suppliers from traditionally excluded groups.

With the establishment of its international program, NMSDC has embarked on a major venture to foster the development of non-governmental organizations (NGO) in several countries to provide linkages between historically excluded businesses and corporate buyers.

Known as NMSDC's Global-Link, this initiative has resulted in counterpart organizations in Australia, Canada, China, South Africa and the U.K. thus far.  

The thrust of this program is concentrated in creating and/or fortifying NGOs in countries with the highest potential for a supplier diversity program. More specifically, NMSDC's Global-Link engages in: 

  • Assessing viability of program implementation in targeted countries; 
  • Identifying useful contacts and potential partners; 
  • Providing partners with start-up support services and technical assistance;
  • Extending hands-on training and internship opportunities on the operation of a
    traditionally excluded supplier development program.

In addition, as NMSDC's Global-Link unfolds a worldwide network of organizations to champion the cause of historically excluded suppliers, minority business enterprises (MBEs) in the United States will be empowered with a unique opportunity to grow and profit by:

  • Locating foreign counterparts with trading interest and potential;
  • Identifying investment opportunities; 
  • Creating partnerships and strategic alliances with other foreign-owned suppliers:
  • Positioning their products in a global market setting.

For More Information:

National Minority Supplier Development Council
1359 Broadway, Tenth Floor
New York, New York 10018
Phone: 212-944-2430
Fax: 212-719-9611