MBE Certification

GCMSDC’s MBE certification offers your business an excellent opportunity to meet one-on-one with corporate buyers who are interested in working with documented, capable and qualified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). We offer many formal and informal venues to meet with corporate buyers, learn about upcoming opportunities, improve your professional alliances and enhance your business acumen. In short, GCMSDC offers a way to grant you access to more business opportunities with Fortune 1000 & Fortune 500 firms, municipalities, and universities.

As an MBE, what can the Council do to improve my business?
The Council provides:

  • The only MBE certification accepted Nationally by 4,000 private sector firms
  • Direct access to buyers and Supplier Diversity representatives.
  • Listing in NMSDC database that is accessed nationwide by corporate buyers
  • Expanded business opportunities. Our minority businesses have secured billions of dollars in contracts from our member corporations. In fact, more than two-thirds of MBEs confirm an increase in revenues as a result of partnerships with corporate members.
  • Many procurement opportunities from Corporate Members sent exclusively to the GCMSDC
  • Best connection channel to corporate purchasing executives
  • Local, regional and national referrals of minority businesses to member corporations.
  • Exposure to about 3,500 leading national companies, some which have a major presence throughout Arizona.
  • Participation in education programs and workshops.
  • Opportunities to network with corporate members and other MBEs at various GCMSDC events and activities.
  • Scholarship awards for CEOs of minority businesses to the most prestigious business schools in the country, including the Kellogg School of Management.
  • Access to working capital loans through the Business Consortium Fund.
  • Opportunity to showcase or exhibit your products and services at GCMSDC’s annual Minority Business Opportunity Day & Business Summit.
  • Largest and most diverse Annual Minority Business Opportunity Fair in the country
  • Minority Business of the year recognition at regional and national levels
  • Local, state and national MBE advocacy