About Us

The North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) helps connect minority-owned businesses and corporations throughout the Midwest region in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

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Accelerating opportunity.

NCMSDC promotes an exchange of information between Corporate Members and Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to ensure proper partnering, fit and cooperation. The NCMSDC is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

1. Certify

Certify minority-owned business and promote the value of certification.

2. Develop

Develop stakeholders and build capacity and capabilities.

3. Connect

Connect certified Minority Business Entrepreneurs (MBEs) with Corporate Members.

4. Advocate

Advocate for minority businesses and promote the value proposition of miniority supplier development.

Our Mission

NCMSDC’s mission is to provide business development services to corporate members and certified MBEs to enhance relationships and maximize business opportunities.

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Our National Affiliation

Advancing Business Connections That Count

NMSDC Mission:

The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.

To achieve their mission, they:

  1. work through the NMSDC Network to support and facilitate MBE integration into corporate and public-sector supply chains;
  2. build MBE capacity and capabilities through their programs and other education offerings; and 
  3. facilitate MBE-MBE partnerships to meet the needs of their corporate members.

The NCMSDC is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), one of the nation’s leading corporate membership organizations. The NMSDC and its regional affiliates are committed to solve the growing need for supplier diversity.

The NMSDC does this by matching more than 13,000 certified minority-owned businesses to a vast network of corporate members including public and privately owned companies, as well as universities and hospitals who wish to purchase their products, services, or solutions. To learn more about the NMSDC, visit their website.

The NCMSDC is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council ( NMSDC), the nation’s leading organization for minority business development. The NMSDC and its regional affiliates serve as a direct link between corporate America and minority owned businesses.

There are 1,750 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 affiliates certify and match more than 12,000 minority owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase goods and services. Most of America’s largest and most successful MBEs are counted among NMSDC’s 12,000 certified minority suppliers. To learn more about the NMSDC, visit their website.

Our Vision

The North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) endeavors to become the ultimate link between corporations and minority owned businesses with four major objectives:

1. To Increase

To increase the dollar amount of purchasing from certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) by corporations while assisting MBEs in the creation of markets for their products and services.

2. To Promote

To promote the awareness of minority business enterprises (MBEs) and their capabilities in the business community while exchanging information on corporate purchasing programs.

3. To Grow

To grow the number of minority business enterprises (MBEs) capable of supplying corporate buying needs and maintaining a database of MBEs for the use of corporate members.

4. To Encourage

To encourage the cooperation of the business community n the purchase of products and services from minority business enterprises (MBEs) by developing and conducting special programs to facilitate business relationship between MBEs and corporate purchasing representatives.

Meet Our Team

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Heather Noel Olson

President & CEO

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Antronette Mahomes

MBE Certification & Administration Specialist

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Cynthia Radtke

Corporate Relations and Program Manager

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Reehanah Al-Othman

Operations & Communications Manager

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Advocating for minority
owned businesses.