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Our Mission

The mission of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC)
is to link corporations and government agencies with Minority Business Enterprises

(MBEs) to foster business development and expansion.

Our Vision

The vision of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is to create a
diverse and inclusive business environment where economic
success is achieved.

About Us

In January 2016, the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (formerly the
Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council) expanded its service territory
from Southern Florida to the entire state of Florida. A non-profit dedicated to advancing
access and growth for minority businesses, the Council serves more than 70 corporate
members and 1,000 Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).
The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) is one of 23
affiliate councils of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The
NMSDC has more than 1,700 corporate members and more than 12,000 certified
minority-owned companies nationally.
A liaison between corporate America and government agencies and Minority Business
Enterprises, the FSMSDC’s goal is to increase purchasing from minority businesses
by corporations and government entities, while increasing MBEs’ operating capacity
through hands-on business assistance, training and access to technology and capital
resources. Central to the organization’s mission is the principle that networks and
relationships among and between minority businesses and buyers from the corporate
and government sectors build businesses.
Since our January expansion to cover the state of Florida, the FSMSDC has rolled out a
variety of new services and programs to its corporate members and Minority Business
Enterprises (MBEs). The organization is headquartered in Miami, with regional offices
and staff in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee.
The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council represents approximately
1,000 MBEs with $9 billion in total sales and nearly 90,000 employees. Through
2015, the Council, through its corporate members, was directly responsible for more
than $26 billion in products and services procured from certified Minority Business
Enterprises.

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