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[What We Offer]


Examine and investigate each MBE. verifying its viability, its practices, and its capacity.


Assist and enable MBEs in expanding their vision and capabilities, to meet the needs of corporate members.


Introduce and facilitate a mutually beneficial business relationship between MBEs and corporate members.


Promote and strengthen a universal understanding of the value of minority supplier development.

NMSDC Affiliate

The Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (Mid-States MSDC) is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).  Mid-States MSDC serves Central Illinois, Indiana and Eastern Missouri.



Advocates for Economic Growth of MBEs

The primary mission of the Mid-States MSDC is to promote and cultivate successful minority enterprises within the Central Illinois, Indiana and Eastern Missouri business communities. The Mid-States MSDC serves as an advocate for the economic well-being and growth of certified MBEs, while also providing a direct connection for corporations who are committed to purchasing products and services from Mid-States MSDC-certified MBEs.


Billion Total Economic Impact


Billion Incomes Supported


Jobs Supported


Jobs Directly Supported By Diverse Suppliers

Ecomonic Impact

Our Economic Impact Study, conducted by, and sponsored by Indiana University, showed a $17.1 billion economic impact to the economies in Central Illinois, Indiana and Eastern Missouri — proof that ensuring the success of minority-owned businesses will continue to have a significant, positive effect on all states within the Mid-States MSDC region, as well as the overall U.S. economy.

Latest News

Latest News

Look Who’s Hiring

Take a moment to view the latest job postings from some of our certified MBEs and corporate partners. Federal Home Loan Bank (Indianapolis) Open positions:

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CISCA Tickets and Sponsorship Information Now Available

Purchase tickets and sponsorships for the Central Indiana Supply Chain Awards Breakfast, powered by BCforward, today! The breakfast will be held at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel, IN on September 19, 2019. 

Indy Golf Networking Social At Top Golf

Don’t miss this year’s Indy Golf Networking Social at Top Golf in Fishers, IN.  Download the registration information and purchase your tickets/sponsorships today!  We hope to see you on August 22, 2019.

Mid-States MSDC President Speaking at Women IN Energy Conference in September

Carolyn Mosby, President/CEO of the Mid-States MSDC will speak at the Women IN Energy Conference October 30, 2019 at the 502 East Event Centre, in Carmel, IN. For information and tickets, visit

Our Staff

The Mid-States MSDC Staff is here to serve you.

Carolyn E. Mosby


Angela S. Franklin

Executive Vice President, Operations

Denika Thomas

Director, Corporate Relations, Projects & Events

Luther Taylor, Jr

Director, MBE Services

Daryle Johnson

Program Director, Accelerate 100+

James Knight, Sr.,

Program Manager, Accelerate 100+


What Our Stakeholders Say

We take pride in providing the best service and support to our corporate members and certified MBEs.
Talmadge Vick

Vick Strategic

The Mid-States staff has been very helpful in providing resources for us to identify qualified minority vendors. They also make it easy for supplier diversity professionals to not only engage with Mid-States certified MBEs but other diverse suppliers as well by inviting them to Mid-States events. This makes my job easier and helps me meet our XBE goals.

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