Standing for the interests of Minority Business Enterprises.
The National Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (NMBEIC) is a standing committee of the board of directors of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) board of directors that serves the organization’s more than 12,000 certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The NMBEIC represents the interests of MBEs in working with the national board, national staff, and affiliate regional council presidents and board chairs. As part of the Network Leadership, the NMBEIC supports and develops strategies and initiatives that serve NMSDC’s mission of “advancing business opportunities for certified MBEs and connecting them with corporate members,” and doing so in ways that create value and deliver economic and social impact for all stakeholders.
The NMBEIC convenes throughout the year at quarterly Network Leadership Meetings and at the NMSDC National Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange where the NMBEIC hosts the annual “Opportunity Accelerator” half-day conference. At the quarterly meetings, MBEIC chairs discuss issues and concerns affecting each of their regions, share best practices for engaging MBEs in their local councils, connect MBEs with corporations and each other, and develop meaningful programming that provides opportunities for ongoing professional and business development.
The NMBEIC also has standing subcommittees focused on the following strategic priorities: