One of the key pillars of the Council is to advocate on behalf of minority business inclusion in the economic engine regionally, nationally and globally. We understand the importance of inclusion of all levels of talent to create strong, viable and sustainable communities.
HUB and SBE Certification
We are a strong proponent of the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program. We provide third-party certification as a part of our certification process to certified minority-owned business who qualify for the program. In addition, for those certified MBEs that qualify, we also provide SBE certification at the same time they certify their minority-owned business.
Awareness and Education
Our advocacy efforts are built upon awareness and education concerning non-partisan policies that impact minority-owned business. We work with the MBE Institute of Public Policy (www.mbeipp.org/) in our education efforts. Every other year when the Texas Legislature is in session, we engage in a Public Policy Day with the MBEIPP, Houston MSDC and Southwest MSDC to meet and engage with Texas legislatures in educating them on public policies important to the growth and inclusion of minorities in the State.
Exercise Your Right to Vote
Voting is not only a privilege — it is your responsibility as a citizen of this country, Make sure you, your friends and business associates are all registered to vote.
Your Opportunity to Engage in Public Policy
For those interested in knowing who to engage with that represents them, we have identified the following websites to provide you further information: