GMSDC corporate members represent a community of like-minded corporations that understand the importance of a diverse supplier base and the benefits of inclusive procurement practices. The GMSDC Community has access to hundreds of qualified MBEs that are ready to deliver quality, exceed expectations and enhance the bottom line. Learn more about the benefits of corporate membership below.


Corporate Membership provides access to unparalleled resources designed to help you meet your supplier diversity goals while streamlining the diverse procurement process.

  • Access to a larger pool of qualified suppliers
  • Assistance in developing or improving your company’s Supplier Diversity Program
  • Identification and certification of minority business enterprises (MBEs)
  • MBE referral and/or introductions
  • Assistance and support in RFP/bid distribution
  • Increased opportunity for greater savings and higher quality goods and services due to increased competition
  • Increased ROI from minority business and corporate economic development efforts in the area where you do business
  • Added recognition by stakeholders and the local community of your strong corporate citizenship
  • Resources to make doing business with MBEs easy and simple


  • Establish a formal minority supplier purchasing program
  • Designate an official representative/liaison for connecting with the GMSDC
  • Promote minority business development within your business environment and marketplace
  • Promote products, services and capabilities of certified ethnic-minority businesses
  • Participate in GMSDC events, committees, activities and programs
  • Provide sponsorship support and interaction with the GMSDC and its certified MBEs
  • Facilitate interaction among MBEs, Buyers and other internal decision-makers
  • Provide confidential annual report of your organization’s total spend with ethnic-minority suppliers (results will be reported in aggregate for Corporate members)
  • Proactively assist ethnic-minority business in responding to issues and developments which may affect them


Build relationships and share your organization’s message and opportunities with our world-class MBEs and Corporate Members. We have numerous sponsorship opportunities throughout the year for signature events and more.

For Corporate Membership or Sponsorship please contact:

Carolyn Mosby, Interim Director of Corporate Member Services

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