The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is the global leader in advancing business opportunities for its Asian, African-American, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connecting them to member corporations. NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes. READ MORE 



TriState MSDC is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit organization and since the consolidation on January 1, 2014, our geographic footprint is now the States of Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, which includes major cities such as Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Charleston, Wheeling, Morgantown, Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga etc. Our headquarters are located in Nashville, TN with an office presence in Louisville, KY and soon to be Charleston, WV.

TriState is one of 23 affiliate Councils under the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and receives support from some of the largest public and privately owned companies in the United States.

The national network, as a whole, offers certified minority owned companies access to over 1,750 National Corporate Members and conversely, national and local Corporate Members have access to a database of over 12,000 certified minority owned companies – MBEs.


  • Identify, certify and assist in the development of high quality MBEs in a wide range of product and service areas
  • Assess the needs and objectives of Corporate Members regarding their supplier requirements and identify appropriate MBE suppliers in response to their needs
  • Develop and implement programs, tools and events that market the value of Supplier Diversity¬†and promotes the successful programs of our current recipients in order to increase member participation
  • Measure and track business opportunities provided to certified MBEs to ensure continued economic growth each year

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Mission and Vision

TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC), is recognized as the model region for the development of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) as successful suppliers. TriState MSDC facilitates this vision by setting the standard of excellence in bringing Corporate Members and MBEs together to create mutual value.

To ensure the development of mutually beneficial relationships between ethnic minority businesses (suppliers) and major corporations (purchasers), by promoting and expanding business and procurement opportunities as they strive to be the product and service providers of choice.