Overview

We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, established in 1976, and one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). Our network is the nation’s most dynamic force in developing successful relationships between America’s top corporations and supply-chain providers from the Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American communities.

Our mission is to accelerate economic growth by driving opportunities and collaboration between corporations and minority businesses. The Mid-States MSDC’s footprint includes Central Illinois, Indiana and Eastern Missouri and we connect our corporate members with qualified minority-owned suppliers of all sizes – Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) – that meet a high standard of excellence.  We ensure that standard in four essential steps:

Certify

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

Develop

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

Connect

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

Advocate

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