President’s Message

Meet our New President

I am very excited to take the helm of the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council (GCMSDC). I have worked in, with and for the minority community for nearly two decades and believe that the small business community is the backbone of business development, job creation and innovation in Arizona and across the country.

The US Census tells us there are more than 100,000 Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) in the State of Arizona. This is a significant number that will help drive the state’s recovery and future prosperity. I look forward to making outreach to the minority business community and assisting as many businesses as possible across the entire Grand Canyon State

The GCMSDC’s niche is to certify that businesses are legitimate MBEs that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by the ethnic minority owner(s). This certification provides the “hunting license” to approach corporations and government agencies as a validated MBE. We also promote our clientele via web site spotlight and our quarterly newsletter, bring buyer and seller together to form mutually beneficial business relationships and provide various resources for business growth.

Our mission would be unfulfilled without the support of our corporate and government members. In return for their contributions we bring them capable, qualified, certified MBEs to reach their diversity goals and form partnerships with the minority business community.

It’s great to be in Arizona where I have resided for over half of my life. I relish the opportunity to assist minority businesses in their quest to grow and to bring value to the corporations and government agencies that support our mission.

 

Scott Gregory                                                                                                                                President & CEO