State certifications are for pursuing and conducting business with various government entities: agencies, cities, counties, etc. The certification issued by the Carolinas-Virginia MSDC is for conducting business with the over 3,500 corporate members of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). In order for minority businesses to be affiliated with the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council and have access to our corporate members and to be eligible for the many programs and services offered, it is necessary to complete the certification process.