Who are MMSDC’s corporate members?
Corporate members are defined as large, Fortune 1,000 companies that represent the biggest and best of corporate America. In addition, corporate membership is extended to major educational institutions and government agencies.
The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council counts over 400 of these organizations as corporate members in our network, the most of any regional council affiliated with the NMSDC. This number represents those corporations and institutions within our state that have shown their commitment to working with diverse businesses and supporting economic development that sustains all communities in our state.
Serving numerous industries in Michigan
The MMSDC’s corporate member base spans across numerous industries, including the following:
- Construction & Engineering
- Energy & Utilities
- Finance, Banking & Insurance
- Hospitality & Entertainment
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing & Industrial
- Professional Services
- Transportation & Logistics
The diversity of MMSDC’s corporate base translates into a wide variety of contract possibilities for our Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). MBE firms have an opportunity to do business directly with the largest corporations and/or indirectly with the suppliers of those corporations regardless of the industry they serve. In addition, MBEs have a very viable opportunity of leveraging the network to drive MBE to MBE sales as well.
Benefits of corporate membership
There are numerous benefits to becoming a corporate member with MMSDC. Some of these reasons are purely financial, some are strategic, and others are related to promoting corporate responsibility.
Day by day, more of corporate America is recognizing that they must do business with minorities if they are to expect minorities to buy their goods and services. If you are interested in making supplier diversity a top initiative to drive business value at your company, you should learn how to make the case for supplier diversity.