The Council

The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council), established in 1973, is a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs). Each year, member corporations have reported billions of dollars spent with Council-certified Minority Business Enterprises. Serving the New York and New Jersey region, The Council is one of the 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC).

The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council™), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, identifies minority suppliers; certifies bona-fide minority business enterprises; and facilitates procurement opportunities between major purchasing entities and Council-certified minority suppliers. That supplier group includes Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native-American businesses located throughout the state of New York and Northern and Central New Jersey including Trenton. The Council’s membership consists of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

The Council encourages its membership of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations, to include MBEs as their regular suppliers of products, goods and services. Through its MBE certification program, The Council links a myriad of businesses for local, national and global impact. The Council is committed to advancing supplier diversity initiatives to a world-class level.



The mission of The Council is to:

  • Continuously enhance and expand our program offerings to create high level value for all stakeholders (Corporate Members and MBEs);
  • Certify and develop ethnic-minority business enterprises to build a sustainable diverse supply chain;
  • Provide platform to connect suppliers with private and public sector procurement opportunities; and
  • Advocate for the growth and development of our Corporate Member and MBE business relationships.



To be the pre-eminent go-to organization for supplier diversity, incorporating best practices to certify, develop, and mentor ethnic-minority owned businesses and support the efforts of our corporate membership to build a more ethnically diverse and sustainable supply chain.


Value Proposition

The Council actively seeks viable ethnic minority suppliers for procurement opportunities with its membership.  The Council enables corporate members to diversify their base of competitive suppliers and strengthen the corporate supply chain.  This “linkage process” increases opportunities for council-certified suppliers and helps facilitate the employment and economic development of our communities.



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