NMSDC Annual Report.  Click here to request a copy.
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Best Practices in Minority Supplier Development: Guidelines
Prepared by the National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc.®, 2010     
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Fortune Reprint - Special Advertising section of Fortune Magazine, May 2013 issue. 
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Guidelines for Second Tier Initiative:  Maximizing Opportunities for Minority-Owned Businesses, 2004
The Second Tier Initiative serves as an enhancement to, not a replacement for, existing efforts aimed at increasing meaningful opportunities for MBEs to participate as First Tier Suppliers.  These recommended Guidelines apply to supplier diversity programs/strategies, and represent a standard to assist current and emerging Second Tier Initiatives in their development process.  

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Second Tier: Maximizing Opportunities for Minority-Owned Businesses - Guidelines. 1998.
Recommended guidelines that address the issue of reporting Second Tier MBE results to internal and external audiences.

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  • Guide To A Corporate Minority Business Development Program
    Provides corporations with a starting point from which to implement or improve
    their minority business development program.  This 24-page guide analyzes the
    planning, policy formation, monitoring and accountability issues which are the backbone
    of a progressive program.

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  • Benchmarking The Corporate Minority Supplier Development Program
    Provides information to MBE program managers on what to measure and how
    to evaluate the goals, essential operations, core functions, progress and impact
    of their company's minority supplier development efforts.

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  • Outsourcing and the Corporate Minority Supplier Development Program
    Provides a step-by-step approach for developing outsourcing opportunities for
    minority business enterprises

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Centers of Excellence
s a program of the National Minority Supplier Development Council to enhance successful business relationships between corporations and MBEs by strengthening corporate minority supplier development processes.

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Corporate Plus®
Is an unprecedented
membership program of the National Minority Supplier Development Council for the highest caliber minority business enterprises which have the proven capacity to handle national contracts for major corporations.  It is designed to recognize their national capabilities, bring them to the attention of all National Corporate Members, and expand their participation in the NMSDC Network.

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The international program of the National Minority Supplier Development Council is designed to foster the concept of minority supplier development and creation of programs and organizations to support this practice on a global scale.
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Leverage Learning, 2012
Provides overview of NMSDC learning programs.  Click here to view in format.

When You're Good and Ready.
NMSDC certification can take your business to another level...  Provides a list of programs and services that can be beneficial to minority business enterprises.  Available in .pdf format.

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National Minority Supplier Development Council surveys its corporate members to get a snapshot
of the current landscape of corporate members' minority supplier development processes. 
The members represent many states and many industries and they provide rich, baseline
information for our members and the larger business community.  The survey questions are based
on NMSDC's Best Practices in Minority Supplier Development: Guidelines brochure.

In the mid-1990s,  NMSDC had three surveys prepared by Yankelovich Partners, Inc.
which are available. 

  • Corporations and Their Minority Suppliers, 1995
  • Minority Business Development Programs in Corporate America, 1994

  •  Minority Suppliers in The United States, 1993

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NMSDC's new Web-based newsletter takes a unique look at how fast-growing minority businesses are becoming the economic powerhouses of the future.  If you like being kept up-to-date on the success stories and best practices of NMSDC's corporate members and certified minority businesses, and trends and issues in minority supplier development, click here to see the current issue.



The publications listed above are the most recently published works by NMSDC.  As newly
released publications appear they will be posted here and any revisons will be duly noted.