CVMSDC promotes and facilitates business relationships between the public/private sector and certified minority-owned businesses. CVMSDC is a membership organization of major corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and universities that operate within North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. CVMSDC is a private, non-profit organization categorized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3). It is funded by membership dues, certification fees, and proceeds from programs activities. In addition, funds are also received from the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The Council serves all of North Carolina, South Carolina, Central, Eastern, and Western Virginia. Divided into eight regions, the Council is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with a regional office located in Richmond, Virginia. CMVSDC relies on local advisory committee volunteers in the eight regions to assist with programs in each region. This approach helps develop closer relationships with members, and better defines programs and services.
Our mission is to expand business opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), and create mutually beneficial links between Corporate Members and MBEs. The ultimate outcome is to add economic value to the supply chain while increasing economic opportunities for the minority business community.
At the core of CVMSDC’s operations is, Certification of MBEs. This certification is widely accepted by national corporations and is a model used by various national government agencies as well. CVMSDC continues to grow its portfolio of qualified MBEs.
CVMSDC has a two-pronged approach to develop and meet the needs of its two key stakeholders. For corporations, CVMSDC cultivates and maintains a highly qualified portfolio of MBEs. It also serves as a key advisor to many of these same corporations on their supplier diversity programs. For MBEs, CVMSDC helps build capacity, so that they are more competitive and better positioned to do business with corporate members.
CVMSDC serves as a bridge builder between its corporate partners and certified MBEs. MBEs that commit to being fully engaged in the networking process, established by the Council, can leverage the value derived through these networking opportunities, as well as the many business development opportunities presented in the form of RFPs / RFQs, strategic partnerships, expansive resources, and contracts.
CVMSDC promotes supplier diversity and advocates on behalf of its certified MBEs by providing unique access channels to opportunities that expose their capabilities and strengths to prospective buyers and procurement specialists.
Certification with the Carolinas-Virginia MSDC provides you with valuable resources to help your business grow and succeed. The Carolinas-Virginia MSDC can offer your business an excellent opportunity to meet with corporate and public sector buyers who are interested in working with qualified MBEs. Benefits of becoming a Certified Minority Supplier include:
We offer many formal and informal venues to meet with corporate buyers, learn about state and local opportunities, and expand your professional network. MBEs greatly benefit from being certified with the largest national organization whose certification is recognized uniformly by corporate America in a very competitive global market place.
Certification with the Carolinas-Virginia MSDC provides you with valuable resources to help your business grow and succeed. The Carolinas-Virginia MSDC can offer your business an excellent opportunity to meet with corporate and public sector buyers who are interested in working with qualified MBEs.
To become a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), your business must meet the following requirements.
A key aspect to CVMSDC's strategy is to become more familiar and better aligned with corporate member's business strategies, to ensure that each receives personal attention and has access to a more robust and highly qualified pool of diverse suppliers.
You must apply for MBE Certification or Recertification online. You do not have to register a login ID to submit your online application.
Ready to apply? Click the "get certified now" button below to begin your application and apply now. IF YOUR BUSINESS IS LOCATED IN THE NORTHERN REGION OF VIRGINIA, PLEASE CONTACT THE CAPITAL REGION MSDC http://crmsdc.org/