What is MBE Certification?
MBE Certification is the process by which a business is verified as being minority owned according to the criteria set forth by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The NMSDC’s requires a business to be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by racial or ethnic minorities who are also U.S. Citizens.
The MMSDC’s role in MBE Certification
As one of 23 regional councils, we at the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) are solely responsible for certifying all minority business enterprises across the state of Michigan. The certification process is both thorough and deliberate by design. This is because our corporate members rely on us to provide accurate company profile data that will directly inform their vendor selection processes and corporate contracting decisions.
Certification leads to new business opportunities
Once a business is granted an MBE certification, its business contracts may be counted toward the minority spend goals set by the top corporations across the country. The distinction as a certified MBE gives minority owned businesses a competitive advantage when seeking corporate partnerships and contracts.
By becoming a certified MBE, Michigan’s minority owned businesses gain access to contract opportunities with some of the largest and best-known corporations, educational and governmental institutions throughout the country.