There are two levels of membership within our network – local and national, and the Mid-States MSDC welcomes all Central Illinois, Indiana, and Eastern Missouri corporations interested in corporate membership.

Corporations that are local or regional are encouraged to consider local corporate membership.  Corporations that are national or global businesses are encouraged to consider national corporate membership.

Corporate members benefit by expanding their link to the rapidly growing minority marketplace and by gaining greater access to qualified suppliers to source. By integrating your supplier pool with minorities, you increase your competition, reduce cost and improve quality. This fosters a transitional relationship with stakeholders that can lead to a stronger local economy. Mid-States MSDC is a resource that can assist corporations in developing, marketing and enhancing their minority business development program productively and efficiently.

Mid-States MSDC Local Corporate Member Dues

<500 Employees

500-1,000 Employees

1,001-5,000 Employees

5,001-10,000 Employees

10,001+ Employees






Here are a few benefits of local corporate membership:

  • Access to a regional pool of more than 300 certified and qualified minority suppliers with the ability to connect to a national pool of more than 12,000 minority suppliers
  • Assistance to achieve a supplier base that closely reflects your customer’s demographics
  • Increased opportunity for greater savings and higher quality goods and services due to increased competition
  • Increased return on investment from minority business development and corporate economic development efforts in the community where you do business
  • Support in developing or improving your company’s supplier diversity programs
  • Adding recognition by stakeholders and the local community of your strong corporate citizenship
  • Meeting the demands of your customers and/or government compliance requirements
  • Opportunity to enhance your ethnic market sales initiatives
  • MBE Referral System – matching MBEs to corporations that have purchasing opportunities
  • Becoming part of a network of over 1,422 national and local corporate members
  • Providing industry-specific benchmarking and best practices in supplier diversity
  • Training for supplier diversity professionals
  • Networking with corporations and MBEs

NMSDC has more than 400 national corporate members that represent some of America’s largest public and privately-owned global companies.  If you are interested in national corporate membership, please contact us.