Our Purpose

The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). There are 23 regional councils across the country with more than 1,750 corporate members. The EMSDC certifies and connects minority-owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American) throughout Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware with member corporations who are committed to supplier development and want to purchase their products, services and solutions.

Our Mission

The mission of Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council is to stimulate and support economic development with minority-owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American). While our outreach addresses both national and international entities, our primary focus area includes Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.  The council fosters the development of minority business enterprises to better align them with corporations in an effort to initiate growth and opportunity through Supplier Diversity channels.

Our History

NMSDC affiliates, PA-NJ-DE MSDC and WPMSDC combined in 2014 to become the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), resulting from NMSDC’s strategic affiliate restructuring. The goal of the restructuring, which reduced the number of affiliates from 36 to 23, was to create an affiliate model that improves the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the network as it relates to delivering on the mission—advancing business opportunities by certifying and connecting minority business enterprises to corporations and buying entities). The restructured affiliate model offers improved, standardized service to corporate members and MBEs; creates equalized, empowered and better-resourced Councils; and results in a stronger national network and a network that is resourced to focus on growth.

Service Area

Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.