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About Us

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.  These corporations 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 aims to address 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 — The Restructure Affiliate Model

In 2014, NMSDC affiliates, PA-NJ-DE MSDC and WPMSDC merged 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.



equalized, empowered and better-resourced Councils


a stronger national network resourced to focus on growth


improved, standardized service to corporate members and MBEs

Core Values


Get to know the Council and take advantage of our expertise, resources, and connections.


People do business with people they know, like, and trust. Relationship-building starts here.


Targeted programs, connections, and events provide a pathway to business growth and success.


Corporate and MBE connections that lead to job creation and improved communities is proof-positive of what we do.