ACCESS 2023 Business Expo
One Percent Plus Initiative
The ACCESS 2023 Business Expo luncheon held on May 24 included guest panelists President/CEO Jim Burke, Vistra Corp; CEO Sean Donohue, DFW International Airport; and Chairman, President and CEO Lori Ryerkerk, Celanese. The trio discussed their commitment to the DFW MSDC One Percent Plus Initiative, what their companies were doing to meet the commitment and the importance of intentional inclusion of minority businesses in the economic engine of our nation. They urged others to TAKE THE PLEDGE to increase their use of new minority suppliers and increase spend with minority suppliers by One Percent Plus year over year. The panel discussion was facilitated by Bonnie Clinton, Chair Emeritus of the DFW MSDC Board of Directors and VP and CPO Indirect Procurement at Toyota North America.
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Buyer & Vendor Mixer
July 25 | 12 PM – 3 PM CST
501 Missouri Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76014
This event is an excellent opportunity for school district personnel to meet diverse businesses and share procurement related information. We are also hosting a “School Supply Drive” for our host school. Please bring a donation.
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What We Do
The Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council facilitates business connections between Buying Entity Members (corporations and public sector agencies) and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses in order to meet supply chain demands and further the economic development of our communities.
DFW MSDC certifies ethnic minority-owned businesses to be utilized by Buying Entity members in the expansion of supply chain.
DFW MSDC facilitates business connections between Buying Entity members and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.
Through programs and events, DFW MSDC strengthens supplier diversity initiatives and builda scalability certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.
North Texas Results
Results matter and DFW MSDC tracks results reported by our Buying Entity Members and certified MBEs.
Reported MBE Revenues (Billions)
Employees Reported by Certified MBEs
Number of Certified DFW MSDC MBEs
Local Buying Entities Members
North Texas Cities Impacted by MBEs
Bids, Referrals & Plans Disseminated
BUY THOSE THAT BUY USTM
A Council Initiative Since 2008
BTTBU™ recognizes those Buying Entities who have invested their time and resources in diversifying their supply chain in innovative ways for impactful results. The often-copied initiative champions the utilization of DFW MSDC-certiﬁed minority businesses with DFW MSDC Buying Entity members. BTTBU™ white papers provide best practices for Buying Entity supplier diversity programs, aggregate metrics, and trends surrounding minority businesses utilization.
2022 BTTBUTM HONOREES
Around the Council
Dallas ISD Day 2022
2022 E Award Winners
Excellence in Minority Business Inclusion
Buying Entity of the Year
Supplier of the Year - Class 2
MBE Advocate of the Year - Noa Dowl, JBJ Management
Public Agency of the Year
Supplier of the Year - Class 1
Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year - Paul Harris, Raytheon Technologies
Supplier of the Year - Class 4
Executive Champion of the Year - Ken Lear, AT&T
DFW MSDC 2022 Servant Leadership Award - Rob Matwick, Texas Rangers
Supplier of the Year - Class 3
Supply Chain Professional of the Year - Gianmarco Russo, Oncor
DFW MSDC 2022 Chair’s Award - Don McKneely, MBNUSA
2022 MEGA Awards Honorees
2022 Buy Those That Buy UsTM Honorees
AT&T had Five MEGA Awards
- Diamond P Enterprises Inc.
- Group O
- LogistiCorp Wholesale Trade LLC
- World Wide Technology
Toyota and VDart
- American Airlines
- Austin Commercial
- BNSF Railway
- City of Fort Worth
- Comerica Bank
- Dallas College
- DFW International Airport
- Methodist Health System
- North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)
- Raytheon Technologies
- Texas Instruments
- Toyota Motor North America
- Vistra Corp
Expert Bonding Assistance
- One-on-one assistance provided by an experienced professional with proven results.
- Upon “readiness,” introduction and connection to a bonding underwriter.
- If needed, assistance with steps to make you “bond ready” quicker.
- NO CHARGE for assessment/readiness support for D/FW MSDC certified MBEs.
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Become Part of the DFW MSDC Community
- BUYING ENTITIES — Now you can have access to more than 900 DFW MSDC Certified Minority Business Enterprises online – Available 24/7
- MBEs — Help buyers locate you for opportunities! Plus, now your business profile can show what you really do!
Free Tool for Certified MBEs
In 2022, the Council developed a free tool for certified MBEs to utilize in order to grow their businesses.
Do you know your business’ strengths and weaknesses? Check out this FREE tool!LEARN MORE