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Membership Benefits

Engage. Connect. Impact.

Corporate membership in the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (DFW MSDC) provides:

  • Access. Identification and certification of minority business enterprises (MBEs) to meet sourcing needs
  • Solutions. Supply chain minority business inclusion solutions
  • Assistance. Distribution of RFP/bid proposals
  • Supplier Diversity Program Support. Peer-to-peer collaboration, meetings and coaching with leading inclusion program managers
  • Proven Best Practices. Shared best practices to create real minority inclusion results
  • Recognition. Participation and recognition opportunities along side best-in-class corporations and public sector entities
  • Support. White papers, seminars, one-on-one coaching to address specific organizational sourcing needs and challenges
  • Positive Public Relations. Recognition and promotions linking minority inclusion results to positive community and economic impact.
  • Certification Assistance. Certification of eligible suppliers

Membership Eligibility Requirements

DFW MSDC welcomes your participation and membership. Below are several requirements outlining what is expected from our Buying Entity members:

  • Report annual purchases from certified minority businesses annually to DFW MSDC
  • Commitment to utilize at least two new MBE suppliers in your supply chain during the year
  • Participation and sponsorship of at least one major DFW MSDC networking event annually, i.e. DFW MSDC Board Installation, Buy Those That Buy Us™ Recognition Breakfast, ACCESS Business Expo, HARD HAT Construction Expo, Golf & Tennis Classic, E Awards (recognizing Excellence), Annual Meeting, etc.
  • Designate a primary contact person as a liaison to the DFW MSDC and for minority entrepreneurs wishing to do business with your company.
  • Payment of annual dues calculated based on number of full-time U.S. employees at your company.

In addition, DFW MSDC encourages new members to participate in the Buy Those That Buy Us™ initiative which captures proven current minority inclusion best practices.

Why Business Diversity & Inclusion Is Important?

Today more than ever, diversity and inclusion are important for corporate and community health and growth. Equity is the topic today; inclusion is the answer for now and the future.

Top reasons to build a diverse and inclusive supplier network:

  • Improved financial outcomes
  • Greater innovation and creativity
  • Expanded market share and customer experiences
  • A wider range of engaged skills
  • Boosted internal job talent and acceptance
  • Increased productivity
  • Strong communities produce more customers, skilled talent and economic growth

“Supplier diversity and inclusion initiatives can make a significant difference to companies’ revenues and to communities. First, customers are three times more likely to purchase a product or service from a brand they perceive to be committed to diversity and inclusion. Second, directing $1 million in procurement spending toward diverse suppliers can create as many as 10 new jobs, according to research conducted by diversity analytics provider Proximo. These jobs drive at least $124,000 in economic impact through tax revenues, helping to build local communities where the suppliers operate.” – Featured in MIT Sloan Management Review