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NMSBDC (National Minority Supplier Business Development Council)

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Program Summary

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is the nation’s industry standard minority business advocacy organization. Its network includes 23 regional Councils nationwide that issue the certification and most importantly over 1,750 of the nation’s largest public and private corporations (460 are national corporate members).

Over 16,000 MBEs are members and are represented/promoted via the Minority Business Information System (MBISYS). We will be applying with and receiving your NMSDC certification from your regional council, here is a listing of the regional councils :
Capital Region Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving the District of Columbia,
Maryland and Northern Virginia
Carolinas-Virginia Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving North Carolina, South Carolina and Southern Virginia
Chicago Minority Supplier
Development Council
Serving Metro Chicago and NW Indiana
Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council
Serving Metro Dallas – Fort Worth
Eastern Minority Supplier
Development Council
Serving Pennsylvania, Southern
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council
Serving Florida
Georgia Minority Supplier
Development Council
Serving Georgia
Greater New England Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island and Vermont
Houston Minority Supplier
Development Council
Serving Metro Houston
Michigan Minority Supplier
Development Council
Serving Michigan
Mid-States Minority Supplier
Development Council
Serving Indiana (except NW IN),
Central Illinois & Eastern Missouri
Mountain Plains Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and
Western Missouri
New York & New Jersey Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving New York and Northern
New Jersey
North Central Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, No. Dakota,
and So. Dakota
Northwest Mountain Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving Washington, Alaska,
Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah
Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
Serving Ohio
Pacific Southwest Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving Arizona & Metro San Diego
Puerto Rico Minority Supplier
Development Council
Serving Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands
Southern California Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving Metro Los Angeles and
Southern California (except Metro San Diego)
Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council
Serving Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi
Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
Serving New Mexico, Oklahoma and Southwestern Texas
TriState Minority Supplier Development Council
Serving Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia
Western Regional Minority
Supplier Development Council
Serving Hawaii, Nevada and Northern California

Eligibility Criteria

Certification is performed with the regional council that supports your business’s home office. The NMSCS has created standardized procedures that assure consistent reviews and certification while permitting for tailoring for various specialized services offered by its Regional Councils.
  • United States citizens.
  • Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled. For the purposes of NMSDC's program, a minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Minority eligibility is established via a combination of screenings, interviews and site visits. Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more minority group members.
  • Must be a profit enterprise and physically located in the U. S. or its trust territories.
  • Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s).
*Additional minor eligibility criteria.

Documentation

The required documentation is very extensive. The broad categories include (documents will vary by business types – below sample is for a corporation) :

  • The History of Business.
  • Certificate of Incorporation.
  • Articles of Incorporation.
  • Stock Certificates and Stock Ledger.
  • Minutes to Board of Director's meetings as well as Shareholder’s meetings.
  • Bylaws (executed and attested) and Amendments (if applicable).
  • All agreement(s) pertaining to ownership, operation, and control of the business.
  • Business cards that list appropriate corporate titles, copies of resumes, copy of driver's licenses and proof of US Citizenship (Birth certificates or U.S. Passports only) for all Principals.
  • Corporate Bank Resolution Agreement(s) to include Bank Signature Card(s).
  • Business Lease Agreement(s) (and Security Deeds if home-based).
  • Proof of general liability insurance and in some cases bonding.
  • Copies of the businesses' cancelled checks.
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*Only $1000 when combined with 8a Certification

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