MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS... IMPACTFUL GROWTH
Copyright © Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
8828 North Stemmons Freeway - Suite 550, Dallas, TX 75247
The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The National Minority Supplier Development Council is the global leader in advancing business opportunities for its certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connecting them to member corporations.
For more information call: 214.630.0747
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
D/FW MSDC Corporate members provide the necessary link to opportunities that MBEs need. Without the assistance of Corporate members, expansion and growth would not be possible. At the same time, Corporate members benefit in many ways.
Minority suppliers are the country's fastest growing business sector. According to the Bureau of the Census, by the year 2020, the minority population will represent 34.4% of the total U.S. population. As the minority population continues to grow, those corporations that are comfortable with cultural diversity and change, and are responsive to their customers will be the ones that thrive.
Supplier diversity brings knowledge and experience that aids in understanding the world and competing effectively. As the chief executives of many of the country's biggest companies see it, a diverse supplier base is no longer an option - it's a business necessity.
We understand company’s goals to achieve supplier diversity while maintaining the level of quality you require of your vendors. That is why we offer many programs for the certified MBEs, to assist in the development of professional relationships with corporate members.
The D/FW MSDC Corporate Membership is renewable on an annual basis. The available Membership/Sponsorship levels are:
Corporations, Businesses, & Institutions less than 1000 Employees - $2,750
Construction/Architectural/Engineering Firms Annual Receipts more than $50 million - $3,750
Construction/Architectural/Engineering Firms Annual Receipts under $50 million - $2,750
Public Entities - $2,750
Corporate Members benefit by expanding their link to the rapidly growing minority marketplace and by gaining greater access to qualified suppliers to source, which increases competition, reducing cost and improving quality. This fosters a transactional relationship with key demographics which can lead to a stronger local economy. The D/FW MSDC is a vehicle that can assist corporations in developing, marketing and enhancing their minority business development program in a productive and efficient manner.
Benefits of becoming a Corporate Member include:
• Access to Certified MBE's to meet sourcing needs • Participation in the Supplier Diversity Professionals peer group support • Interaction with C-Level Working Board of Directors • Connections to the "Who's Who" champion leaders in the area • Diversity training and forums • Minority supply chain inclusion solutions • Access to government trends, policies, white papers, benchmarks, and best practices • Shared proven best practices creating real results in North Texas • Recognition for MEGA Awards • Recognition of Success Stories • Participation and recognition in our Buy Those That Buy Us™ trademarked initiative along with
51 (in 2014) other top Buying Entities • Accelerated understanding of how to do business in North Texas • Respected voice on minority business inclusion in our community
To become a Corporate Member, your business must meet the following requirements:
Have or establish a supplier diversity program
Report annually aggregate dollar purchases from MBEs
Promote business opportunities for MBEs
Designate a representative as a point of contact
Participate in the local activities of the D/FW MSDC
Commit to an annual support level
The D/FW MSDC organization welcomes all corporations interested in Corporate Membership. We offer assistance in establishing and in improving corporate diversity programs, as well as provide access to hundreds of certified minority-owned and controlled business enterprises.
Corporate Membership is achieved by submitting an application in which the corporation agrees to engage in proactive supplier diversity efforts. The application is accompanied by an annual membership fee.
Where can you apply?
Contact Corporate Membership at 214-630-0747 for an application.