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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.

NMSDC Certification Reimursement 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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The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Grant Program

The RACP program offers matching grants, generally ranging from $500,000 to $5,000,000, funded by the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of economic development, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP grant awards are issued by the Commonwealth and administered through the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID) for projects ...

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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

December 7, 2022

Doing Business with the Pennsylvania Convention Center: Capital Projects

Please join the leadership of the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a continuation of our Doing Business with the PCC series...

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December 7, 2022 - April 26, 2023

RCI BizFit Tier 2 Construction Training

Please join us for weekly entrepreneurial training sessions via Zoom, for construction and construction-related industry businesses, on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm. Approximately 20 interactive presentations will be conducted on December 7, 14 & 21, 2022 and picking back up January 4 through April 26, 2023.

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December 8, 2022

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.

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