The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council has many options for your business to be engaged, even if you are outside of our region or do not qualify for MBE certification. Click below to take our brief survey to find out which services are right for you and how to apply.
The Eastern MSDC strives to expand and foster relationships for Certified Minority Owned Businesses (MBEs) and Corporate Members. We offer many opportunities and services such as MBE Training, Educational Workshops, Quarterly Forums, Networking Meetings, Subscription Services, and much more.
As of January 1, 2014, MBEs no longer need to obtain reciprocal certification to do business with a national member in another state or NMSDC region. Previously, for reciprocal services to be initiated between the home certifying Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (RMSDC) and the affiliate approached for reciprocal service, a reciprocal service form was completed using the Affiliate Portal (AP). Now, the RMSDC will provide subscription services to certified MBEs in good standing with their home certifying affiliate to those who wish to receive services from another council over and above those provided with a basic certification. The certified MBE will have to complete the application using the above button and provide proof of certification from their home certifying RMSDC.
With a subscription service, NMSDC certified MBEs outside of EMSDC’s region (Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware), can enjoy the same benefits as EMSDC MBEs including, but not limited to:
Each Affiliate Regional Council will have a set of subscription services to offer certified MBEs that choose to do business in another service area. The services will be accessed using the affiliate council website, as either a bundle of services or on a pay-as-you go basis. Some services will be specific to a dominant industry or will be unique to the region or market in the service area. Other services will be based on the ability to provide specialized services, such as office rental or technology support.
The 23 NMSDC Affiliate Regional Councils will provide the following Standard Services for certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) without additional charge:
Inclusion in and access to the NMSDC supplier database
Discounted fees for registration at NMSDC national events
Eligibility for participation in NMSDC development programs
In order to qualify for subscription services, your company must meet the following requirements:
Must be an actively certified MBE within the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) network.
Must be in good financial standing with your home RMSDC at the time of the subscription service request.
A subscription service runs concurrently with your home affiliate council certification. The subscription expiration date will be the same as your home council certification expiration date. For example, if Company X is certified in Georgia with GMSDC from January 30, 2020, until January 30, 2021, then the subscription expiration date in Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware with EMSDC should also expire on the same date as the GMSDC certificate — January 30, 2021.
All MBEs are welcome to subscribe to the service at any time. However, any NMSDC-certified MBE requesting subscription services within 60 days of their certification expiring at their home certifying RMSDC will be asked to withhold their request until re-certification with their home certifying RMSDC is completed.
A Listed Minority Business Enterprise (Listed MBE) goes through a limited review process where inquiries and analytical procedures determine if ethnic minorities have a substantial ownership interest in a business. Having your business included as a Listed MBE with the EMSDC provides ethnic minority businesses in Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware with valuable access to:
A Registered Minority Business Enterprise (Registered MBE) goes through a limited review process where inquiries and analytical procedures determine if ethnic minorities have a substantial ownership interest in a business. Having your business verified by a third-party as a Registered MBE with the EMSDC provides ethnic minority-owned companies in Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware with valuable access to:
With a subscription service, certified businesses outside of the NMSDC Network have access to limited services and benefits. WBE, LGBTQ, and Veteran owned certified businesses are eligible.
With a subscription service, disadvantaged businesses that are not eligible for NMSDC certification can enjoy some of the benefits of certified MBEs including:
Non-MBE DBEs including WBEs, LGBTQ, and veteran owned businesses with a valid certificate for a certifying entity are eligible.
All DBEs are welcome to subscribe to the service at any time. Your subscription service will be valid for one year.