Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (the Council) is one of 23 regional affiliate councils of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The Council 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). The Council is funded by membership dues, certification fees, and proceeds from program activities. In addition, funds are also received from the National Minority Supplier Development Council. CVMSDC promotes and facilitates business relationships between the public/private sector and certified minority-owned businesses.
The Council’s service area is divided into eight regions, with a regional office in Richmond, Virginia and headquarters located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Specifically, these regions are served by Regional Industry Needs Groups (RING) that identify topics, issues, trends, and priorities of MBEs and Corporate Members within the respective geographic areas. CMVSDC relies on local committee volunteers in the eight regions to assist with networking, programming, and business development opportunities.