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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.

Click here to have EMSDC share your bids with certified MBEs. EMSDC/NMSDC Corporate Members only.

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

Learn about open bids from our corporate members here

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.

Selling to the World

Selling to the World: Growing a Vibrant, Inclusive and Connected Economy for Greater Philadelphia is the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia’s (WTCGP) exciting new program to restore and expand the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), both established exporters and new-to-exporting companies. Deadline March 15, 2023.

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NMSDC Certification Reimbursement Initiative

NMSDC is excited to announce the Certification Reimbursement Initiative. This program provides a way for minority business enterprises (MBEs) to eliminate the burden of the certification fee. Each business must meet the funding criteria of the funding sponsor company.

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PAGE Hurdle Fund

The Hurdle Fund serves Black and Brown-owned businesses seeking to eliminate small, low-cost hurdles – including insurance, equipment, certification, and more – in order to win new or grow existing contracts with local institutions.

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Featured Development Programs

Centers of Excellence 2022

Our 2022 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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2022 Foundations “Powered by Exelon”

Foundations is a program sponsored by Exelon Company and administered by the Capital Region and the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Councils. Foundations is an executive level program designed to familiarize you with aspects of the utility business.

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 5, 2024 - March 6, 2024

University of Delaware Supplier Diversity Conference

Join us on March 5-6 for a transformative experience at one of the East Coast's premier Supplier Diversity Conferences. This is your opportunity to connect with hundreds of industry leaders, government officials, and fellow entrepreneurs in a dynamic and inclusive environment.

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March 6, 2024 - March 7, 2024

Small Fish in a Large Pond: Survival Tactics in the Construction Industry

As professionals in the construction industry, you know first-hand the challenges that arise with any construction project.  Union or non-union, learning your craft is the easy part – navigating through processes and procedures and understanding best practices is where the difficulty arises. PIDC has witnessed these obstacles and invites you to join us for our upcoming 4-part construction series

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March 7, 2024

ALCOSAN Ohio River Tunnel Information Session

Allegheny County Sewer Authority (ALCOSAN) has started a $2 billion expansion project to reduce the amount of system sewage overflows by 7 billion gallons annually. System upgrades expand ALCOSAN’s capability to capture and treat excess water flow during heavy rainstorms. Join us for a FREE informational webinar about the upcoming Ohio River Tunnel project.

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