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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

October 2, 2023 - October 6, 2023

Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week

MED Week is a national observance that recognizes the outstanding achievements of MBEs. The event also honors corporations and financial institutions that support minority business development. The 39th annual Philadelphia MED Week will provide minority business owners with connections and resources to help them grow. This year’s theme is “It’s an Entrepreneur Thing: Shattering Barriers and Igniting Success!”

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October 4, 2023

MEDWeek Pivoting to Procurement: Certifications

This session will focus on certifications designed to increase access to opportunities for underrepresented businesses, particularly for women and minority-owned businesses. Attendees will be able to: Know which certifications they qualify for, Understand the certification application process, Assess whether and how a certification will help their business compete for contracts

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October 4, 2023

Doing Business with the Philadelphia Housing Authority

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Upcoming Contract Opportunities
  • Section 3 Compliance
  • Prequalification Process
  • MBE/WBE Participation
  • Submitting Proposals (RFP)
  • COSTARS Program
  • Bidding Procedures (IFB)
  • Bonding and Insurance
  • Non-Contracted Procurements (Small Purchases)

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