With almost 50 years of experience as an industry expert in Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) enrichment, development, and impact, EMSDC offers certified minority suppliers valuable resources to help your business grow and succeed.
MBEs benefit from being certified with the largest national organization whose certification is uniformly recognized by Corporate America.
*Certification fees are non refundable and range from $300-$1,250 based on annual sales
Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification recognition in the United States.
Certified MBEs can access the Corporate Directory with corporate buyer contact information.
Many certified MBEs confirm an increase in revenue by partnering with Corporate Members.
Compete for annual prestigious local, regional, and national supplier excellence awards.
Listing in the NMSDC supplier database, which is accessible by Corporate buyers nationwide.
Participation in educational programs and workshops to assist in professional development.
Learn about what they buy, how they source, and how suppliers can compete for opportunities.
Invitations to networking events and more. View our calendar of events.
Second Tier and MBE-to-MBE spend business opportunities.
Inclusion in Industry Sector Groups, industry-led and focused initiatives designed specifically to support the growth of companies within a specific industry sector.
The owner(s) must be a United States citizen.
Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned, operated and controlled. For the purposes of NMSDC’s program, a minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Minority eligibility is established via a combination of screenings, interviews and site visits. Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more minority group members.
Must be a for-profit enterprise and physically located in the U. S. or its trust territories. If your business is NOT located in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey or Delaware, refer to NMSDC.
Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s).
At EMSDC, we help position minority suppliers for success by sharing with them not only who will qualify for certification but who will also benefit from it. Often, businesses interested in certification should wait to build their capacity before applying or risk finding little value.
Minority suppliers ready for certification include those who have: