Non-Certification Opportunities

Even if you are a minority supplier who does not meet the requirements for certification, you can still benefit from non-certification opportunities provided by The Council as a Registered Business Enterprise. Or, if you've already been certified by a Regional MSDC, discover the benefits of joining The Council as an Affiliate Subscriber.

Registered Business Enterprise Program

If you are a minority supplier who does not meet the requirements for MBE certification with NMSDC, you can still benefit from the business enterprise program provided by The Council and become a Registered Business Enterprise. If you have already been certified by a Registered MSDC, discover the benefits of joining The Council as an affiliate subscriber.

The Council understands that MBE certification isn’t feasible for every business, which is why we offer Registered Business Enterprise (RBE) recognition. In order to become a NYNJMSDC RBE, you must be a for-profit entity that is at least 51% ethnic minority-owned (specifically Asian/Pacific, Asian/Indian, Black, Hispanic, and/or Native American). Not only will you be able to enjoy professional development and training services offered by The Council, but you’ll also enjoy placement in our RBE database, which is shared with our corporate members.

What is it?

A non-certification business enterprise program is a business support initiative that aims to promote the growth and development of enterprises. It offers a range of resources and services, such as training, mentoring, access to funding, and networking opportunities. The goal is to help small businesses overcome common challenges and barriers to growth, such as limited resources, lack of access to capital and limited market reach. By providing these resources and support services, members who are registered through our business enterprise program can help their business become more competitive, innovative, and successful in today’s marketplace.

Benefits & Services

  • Regional minority business advocacy
  • Regional access to capital resource partners
  • Regional access to corporate small business advocates and purchasing agents
  • Regional access to other diverse business decision makers
  • Information to local and national events geared towards minority firms
  • Information regarding NYNJMSDC events, small business resources and business opportunities from the NYNJMSDC and our partners
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The NYNJMSDC annual subscription fee applies to all RBEs.

Classification Sales Fee Amount
Class I Under $2 million $99
Class II Over $2 million $149

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Affiliate Subscription Packages

Are you already a certified supplier but looking to gain access to The Council’s exclusive, local corporate members? Consider joining The Council via an Affiliate Subscription Package. To qualify for Affiliate Subscription services, you must be a currently certified MBE within the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) network. Because your subscription’s expiration date will be tied to your home Council expiration date, you must be in valid standing with them. If you are requesting subscription services to the NYNJMSDC within 60 days of your expiration date with your home certifying Council, we recommend that you hold your request until you have recertified with them.

Benefits & Services

As a subscriber you will:

  • Receive a subscription acknowledgment letter affirming your company as a NY & NJ Council Subscriber, which entitles you to all below services
  • Obtain letters of introduction for two (2) corporate members from the NYNJMSDC president, including your capabilities statement
  • Become eligible for The Council’s financial assistance programs, which can help with factoring, financial advising, business loans, and receivables
  • Gain access to The Council’s local corporate members list, which includes links to their supplier diversity sites
  • Become eligible to participate in Council programs and events throughout the year, where you can meet with corporate members looking to purchase specific goods and services
  • Be able to connect with other MBEs in our supplier network by taking advantage of our promotion and encouragement of MBE to MBE activity
  • Become eligible to attend The Council’s MBE Annual Meeting held in the second quarter, which provides you with the state of The Council, NMSDC, business trend workshops, and special panel discussions
  • Have your company included in all corporate and supplier sourcing, depending on the product or service requested
  • Become eligible to serve on The Council’s MBE Input Committee
  • Become eligible to schedule a 30-minute one-on-one business strategy meeting with The Council president by appointment only
Man Explaining Registered Business Enterprises


The NYNJMSDC annual subscription fee applies to all MBEs certified by NMSDC affiliate councils located outside of the State of New York and Northern New Jersey, regardless of MBE revenue classification.

Classification Sales Fee Amount
Class I Under $1,000,000 $350
Class II $1,000,000 — $10,000,000 $550
Class III $10,000,000 — $50,000,000 $900
Class IV Over $50,000,000 $1,000

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