6025 S. Quebec St., Suite 135 :: Centennial, CO 80111 :: Phone 303.623.3037 :: Fax (303) 595-0027
The mission of the Rocky Mountain MSDC is to drive the growth of Minority Business Enterprises through business relationships with corporations, government, academic entities, and others.
In alignment with our mission, the Rocky Mountain MSDC facilitates greater access to the goods and services of minority-owned business for diverse corporate and government entities, thus fostering the development of lasting and mutually beneficial business relationships.
The Rocky Mountain MSDC supports the development of minority-owned business enterprises in Colorado, Wyoming, Utaah, and New Mexico and further provides business education and certification assistance for its Minority Business Enterprises.
Our Purpose: Providing a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses is the primary objective of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, one of the country's leading business membership organizations.
It was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.
The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 39 regional councils across the country. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the network, including most of America's largest publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. The regional councils certify and match more than 15,000 minority owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American) with member corporations which want to purchase goods and services.
The Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (RMMSDC) was established in 1974 as a regional council of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), one of the nation's leading business membership organizations. The NMSDC and its regional councils
One of the RMMSDC's primary functions is to register and certify minority-owned businesses. The certification process ensures that certified minority business enterprises are at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by minority individuals. (Minority groups include Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-Indian, and Asian-Pacific.)
The RMMSDC provides corporations and government offices with information on qualified minority suppliers. The Rocky Mountain MSDC also has a corporate membership program that provides assistance to corporate managers in developing or enhancing their company's supplier diversity program.
Strategies include developing a diversity initiative with top management support, setting and adhering to diversity spending objectives, encouraging or requiring first-tier suppliers to include minority businesses in their contracts, helping to form joint ventures, and mentoring and providing educational opportunities for talented minority businesspeople. Membership in the Rocky Mountain MSDC gives businesses the opportunity to showcase their supplier diversity initiative regionally and nationally.
The Rocky Mountain MSDC is one of 37 regional councils in the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) network and has a membership comprised of nearly 200 major corporations and/or their divisions, and 1,300 MBE constituents. NMSDC provides the Rocky Mountain MSDC members extended outreach and access to more than 3,500 corporations and more than 15,000 certified minority-owned businesses.
The Rocky Mountain MSDC is comprised of three components: The president and RMMSDC staff; the chairperson and board of directors, and board committees whose chairpersons serve as the board's executive committee.
Under the direction of the president, the RMMSDC staff works from its office in Denver, Colorado and serves the Rocky Mountain MSDC and its chapters. These chapters carry out the Rocky Mountain MSDC mission, programs and activities in their respective geographic areas and work to ensure those local business issues and concerns are addressed by RMMSDC's board of directors.
The chairpersons of each chapter serve on the board, and have voting rights on all issues. All programs and services require board approval.
Board Committees include:
- Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee
- Supplier Programs/Corporate Programs Committee
Click here to review the 4 Core Competencies offered by The Rocky Mountain MSDC to its Minority Business Enterprise constituents.
One of the Rocky Mountain MSDC's core services, Professional Development is integral in preparing MBEs to compete and succeed in a competitive market place.
Professional Development may range from corporate presentations on “How to Do Business,” to workshops that address procurement and purchasing trends, such as “Teaming & Strategic Alliances,” to growth initiatives such as Capgemini’s strategic planning “Accelerated Solutions Environment,” and Business Consortium Fund’s (BCF) “Access to Capital”, to knowledge and skills building workshops such as “The Corporate Procurement Process… The Untold Story,” “Effective Utilization of Technology,” and “Basic Accounting.”
The Rocky Mountain MSDC obtains input from MBEs at large, corporate members, university business management program experts, and buyers and purchasing agents on professional development programs that are meaningful for entrepreneurs.
Access Opportunity Meeting with Xcel Energy, Nov. 15, 2010. Pictured left to right, back row: Bryan Owen, Bob Kunze, Regan Feil, Mike Perkins, and Cliff Singerman; front row: Murugan Palani, Stan Sena, and Bob Wagner.