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Partners

Thank you to the corporations, minority businesses, and governmental organizations & agencies who partner with us annually to help us carry out our mission.

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EN·GAGE

Participate or become involved

Sponsorship provides a great means of broadening your competitive edge and expanding your brand. In recent years, corporate sponsorship has become the fastest growing type of marketing in the United States.

Annual Partnership Opportunities

MBEs benefit from being certified with the largest national organization whose certification is recognized uniformly by Corporate America.

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CON·NECT

Bring together or into contact so that a real relationship is established

Corporate Members can request a list of MBEs in specific categories here

EMSDC can facilitate introductions between certified MBEs and corporate buyers. Request an introduction here.

GROW

Become larger or greater over a period of time

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Corporate Plus® is an unprecedented membership program for NMSDC-certified minority businesses of the highest caliber.

The Centers of Excellence program facilitates the development and growth of certified diverse businesses to compete and become more prepared to meet the more rigorous vendor requirements currently in use by the council member corporations. Learn More

IM·PACT

Capacity or power to have a strong effect on someone or something

Purchases from MBEs help foster jobs and economic activity in underrepresented segments of the business and customer community. Click here for the 2019 report.

Exelon Announces $36 Million Equity Fund

Exelon Announces $36 Million Equity Fund to Support Minority-Owned Business Growth. Racial Equity Capital Fund will provide needed capital to help minority-owned businesses create jobs and expand in communities served by Exelon’s utilities

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BCF Launches Micro Loan Fund

Introducing our NEW Microloan product. Limited Funds Available. To apply, visit www.bcfcapital.com starting November 9. Terms: • Minimum Loan Size: $10,000 • Maximum Loan Size: $100,000 • Eligible Purposes: Technology upgrades, working capital, equipment, inventory • Maximum Term: 5 years • Interest Rate: 3% for loans up to $75,000; other loan amounts subject to higher ...

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Delaware Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Grants

Businesses who are less than five years old and employ no more than 10 employees are eligible to apply for an EDGE Grant. The grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. Five STEM-based companies can receive up to $100,000 for eligible expenses while five Entrepreneur Class (non-STEM) businesses can receive up to $50,000 for ...

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Featured Development Programs

Centers of Excellence

Our 2021 COE Program is sponsored by Aramark and facilitated through two regional councils: EMSDC and SCMSDC. The Centers of Excellence program facilitates the development and growth of certified diverse businesses to compete and become more prepared to meet the more rigorous vendor requirements currently in use by the council member corporations.

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Get in the Know: How to get NMSDC Certified

Are you a minority-owned business looking to grow their business or access new opportunities? Is your business already in the certification process and in need of assistance? Then join EMSDC for our pre-certification workshop.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week – You’re Certified, What’s Next?

Now that you are an NMSDC certified MBE, join us and participate in EMSDC’s free monthly webinar and learn how to take full advantage of your certification. This webinar is held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 25, 2022

UPMC Essentials for Success

1. No cost program – free to attend! 2. All Business Owners Welcomed 3. All industries welcomed: Service, Manufacturing, Retail, etc. 4. Receive 50+ Comprehensive Sales Materials

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May 25, 2022

PWSA Business Development Series

PWSA’s 2022 Business Development Series is aimed at helping small and minority business owners, developers, consultants, engineering firms, and contractors learn more about our key functions that impact their operations. Participants can join one session or all four. Sessions are virtual and run from 9-11am.

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May 31, 2022

How to Find Grant Opportunities for Your Small Business

This workshop will help you understand the small business grant landscape, things to consider, where to find funding, and more.

  • The different types of grants available to small business owners
  • Tips for crafting your grant application
  • Other free and low-cost capital options for your business
  • Question and answer period

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