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MAY 2022


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From the President's Desk

Hello Stakeholders',

I would like to take this moment to cordially invite all of our Corporate Members, Certified MBEs and collaborative partners to join us in SMSDC's Premier Face Time VIRTUAL Expo. Early registration is now open!  Make sure to register now for your discounted price! 

This year's theme,“New Chapters in Supplier Diversity”, was at the forefront of many internal dialogues based on the current socio-economic climate, technological advancements and the new ways we are all doing business since COVID.

The annual event is a networking forum designed to connect Minority Business Enterprises with corporations who are looking for procurement opportunities with diverse suppliers. Be an integral part of the Buyer's Breakfast Roundtable and sit with corporate buyers from Toyota, Dell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips , Itron, OG&E Energy, CenterPoint Energy, The University of Texas, University Health Systems as well as state agencies.

Early registration for the 2022 Premier Face Time is now open. For Certified MBEs only! Be one of the first 50 MBEs to register for a $25 discount off your registration. The discount offer is for Certified MBEs only. You must contact Mayra Peña at to get the discount code. 

SMSDC's Center of Excellence kicks off June 1st.  This program facilitates the development and growth of certified diverse businesses to compete and become more prepared to meet the more rigorous vendor requirements currently in use by the council member corporations. MBEs have been selected and invited to participate in this astounding opportunity.  We are excited to be 1 of 5 councils selected for this prestigious program.  The 12-month program will conclude with a graduation on May 2023.  To learn more about this program, contact Mayra Pena at


Karen Box

President & CEO



"Premier Face Time Virtual Expo"

June 15-16, 2022

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Registration now open!

See details below.

Register early and save..... CLICK here now!


"New Frontier Showcase Virtual Event"

July 21st


Registration opening soon!


"Diversity at the Border Virtual Event"

September 22nd

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Registration opening soon!

SMSDC 2021 Annual Report

We are excited to share our 2021 Annual Report. The annual report shares SMSDC's 2021 activities and financial position. Please take a look to see the Council's success in 2021.

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May 3, 2022

Press Contact:

Stefan Bradham

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

New York, NY—The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) releases its 2021 Minority Business Economic Impact Report as a follow-up study to its 2019 Report to better understand how the coronavirus pandemic and the racial justice movement affected NMSDC certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) over the last two years. Although the pandemic has disproportionately affected systematically excluded communities of color, the racial justice movement, along with NMSDC’s steadfast focus on serving as an MBE growth engine, has seen certified MBEs grow significantly over the last two years:

  • 22% increase in total revenues at MBEs certified by NMSDC ($261 billion, up from $214 billion)
  • Asian owned firms saw a 31% increase
  • Hispanic owned firms saw a 7% increase
  • Black owned firms saw a 27% increase
  • Native American owned firms saw a 6% increase
  • 64% increase in total US jobs at MBEs certified by NMSDC (865,000, up from 528,000)
  • Asian owned firms saw a 76% increase
  • Hispanic owned firms saw a 40% increase
  • Black owned firms saw a 73% increase
  • Native American owned firms saw a 69% increase
  • 126% increase in wages earned by US employees at MBEs certified by NMSDC ($72 billion, up from $31.8 billion)
  • Asian owned firms saw a 125% increase
  • Hispanic owned firms saw a 92% increase
  • Black owned firms saw a 193% increase
  • Native American owned firms saw a 100% increase
  • Average employee composition at MBEs certified by NMSDC held steady at 70% minority employees.

Additionally, the report breaks down a state-by-state comparison between 2019 and 2021, which allows NMSDC to work with its Regional Affiliates to take a deeper dive into the why behind the numbers and develop strategies to address the decline in various regions. For example:

  • Wyoming saw a 94% decrease in spend with MBEs and an 83% decrease in jobs at MBEs.
  • Florida saw a 24% decrease in spend with MBEs and a 21% decrease in jobs at MBEs
  • New Hampshire saw a 25% decrease in spend and 17% decrease in jobs.
  • Montana saw a 25% decrease in MBEs, 17% decrease in spend with MBEs, and 61% decrease in jobs at MBEs.

Finally, the Report discusses how businesses today are highly integrated, with every business relying on other businesses to create their products and services. As a result, MBEs support jobs not only in their own companies but also at the other businesses they utilize while running their operations, which expands the total impact on the United States (U.S.) economy through certified MBEs:

  • $396 billion in total economic activity driven through certified MBEs.
  • 75 million U.S. jobs supported directly and indirectly by certified MBEs.
  • $122 billion in wages earned through supported jobs.

“Overall, this Report shows how NMSDC is leading the charge to economic equity by creating connections that help MBEs and corporations to benefit from each other, stoking entrepreneurship, and growing wealth for these excluded communities,” comments Constance Jones, Senior Director of Field Services. “Closing the wealth gap is the key to creating a more united and prosperous society for all, and there is more work to be done!”

To download the 2021 Report, please visit here. And to schedule an interview with NMSDC, please contact Stefan Bradham, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at


New and Recertified MBEs



Francisco Cardona

El Paso, TX

ADTI Solutions Provides engineering solutions, with a high level of quality and service. We work on the development of new technologies, which are implemented in each of our machines, ADTI Solutions is focused on the automation and improvement of processes for the automotive industry and the medical industry.

Brownco Mfg & Sales

Tom Brown

Tulsa, OK

Construction Material Supplier; Manufacturer of dowel bars & baskets

Changing Expectations IT Services, LLC

Phillip Eaglin

Austin, TX

Information Technology and Cybersecurity Services; IT Audit; RMF/CSF/FFIEC Assessments; Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Services; CMMC Assessments; Documentation; Policies, Procedures, Standards, System Security Plans; Vulnerability Management and Remediation; Security Controls Assessment; Security Assessment Report; Program Management.

Hampton Fire & Security Protection, LLC

Deeatrice Hampton

Del City, OK

Hampton Fire & Security Protection,llc is a supplier of fire alarm parts, burglary alarm parts and c.c.t.v parts. That also service and installed the equipment.

Luna Park Clothing Company

Joel Carter

Temple, TX

We manufacture and sell all-organic hair care products that grow and restore curly and black hair for a varied ethnic consumer base. We have built a community of consumers of mainly black and Latina women who use our hair care products to promote hair growth, healthy hair maintenance, and to prevent early stage balding.

PMCS Services, Inc

Madhusudhan Basu

Austin, TX

Specializing in IT Consulting Services, Staffing and Solutions. We are proud of our 16 years of continuous growth serving state agencies, municipalities, and higher education entities.

Poised for dynamic future growth, we look forward to tailoring our capabilities to support Texas public sector businesses.


Raynard Goff II

Tulsa, OK

We are a minority owned & operated technology services firm. We design, implement and service Salesforce and AWS solutions. We focus on improving employee and customer experiences by utilizing diverse, creative teams.; ; Summary of services;; - we consult on technology strategies ; - we provide recommendations for existing technologies ; - we design new solutions and/or extensions to existing technology ; - we provide the skilled people and project teams to build from designs ; - we supply the people and expertise for managed services on existing technologies

V&G Dynamic Machine LLC

Adam Mansuri

Marble Falls, TX

We manufacture precision metal and plastic parts to our customer's requirements. We are a make-to- order type operation.

World Aerospace LLC

Brian Hanrahan

Round Rock, TX

We specialize in world-class aerospace aftermarket services. As an ASA accredited distributor of commercial and military components, we offer a range of solutions such as:; ; Aircraft part procurement; Repair, sales & exchanges programs ; Assets management leasing; Inventory consignment services; 24/7 AOG service; Supply chain logistics, etc.

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Advanced Workzone Services, LLC.

API Enterprises, Inc.

B2B Transport Market LLC

Best Express Transporation, LLC

Big Elk Energy Systems, LLC

Bio Compatible

Business Assets Enterprises, LP

Complete Book & Media Supply LLC

Complete Tablet Solutions LLP

Diversa LLC

Durand-Hollis Rupe, Inc.

Ellyn, LLC

Enrique Mata Sr. Drywall, LLC

EP South West Logistics, INC

Forma Automotive, LLC


Harlem Labs Advisory Inc. Public Benefit Corporation

Human Capital International, LLC

Intercon Carriers, L. C.

JDK Transport Corporation

Jefferson Cano Allison Barkley, PLLC

Kupplin Worldwide, LLC

Lopez PR and Marketing Group

LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Medrano Produce LLC

MFAD Creative Group LLC

Mindful Media, LLC

Name Brands Solutions Inc

Natural Evolution Inc

Newton Design, LLC

NPMI Management, Inc.

Origen Technologies Inc

Ostos LLC

Osynergy Company, LLC

Oveana, LLC

R.T.C. Inc.

Rizse Inc.

RLN Holdings International, LLC

RMP Inc. dba RMP Temps, Inc.

RMP, Inc. dba R. M. Personnel, Inc.

Sandra Mercuri

South Texas Erectors, Inc

Speridian Technologies, LLC

Spray-Rite, Inc.



The AB&Y Group

TM Logistics LLC

TM Transportation Services LLC

Trans-Border Leasing LLC

Waya Services L.L.C.

ZinaVolt LLC

New MBE Applicants: Register for

Pre-Certification Sessions

Participation in the information session should take place prior to the submittal of your application to SMSDC. 


All new MBE's must attend Pre-Certification & Post-Certification sessions to assist with the application process. Applicants can now schedule an appointment for One-On-One Information Sessions. The sessions are held by scheduled appointment only every Wednesday from 10am-12pm. 


We will discuss:

  • Criteria for Certification
  • Review of the Application Process
  • Answer most common application questions


To get certified you will need to meet the criteria set forth by NMSDC, complete the online application and upload all required documentation.


Please email Alana Ortega at to register for the Pre-Certification Session to complete the first step in the certification process.

Certification FAQs

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Building relationships within the organization is vital to your success!

Southwest MSDC hosts virtual and in person events to support MBEs and Corporate Members in building strategic relationships to leverage your MBE Certification. We strongly encourage MBEs to also network with other MBEs to do business together, like yourself they are all here with the same goal…growing your business!


Alana Ortega,

Certification Manager

Gabrielle Ramirez,



Plus+ Program

In alignment of SMSDC’s four pillars, Certify. Develop. Connect. Advocate., education continues to be fundamental. Launched in 2012, SMSDC continues to offer the PLUS+ Platform classes: Benchmarking Plus & Capacity Plus. These signature programs are a mix of in person & online courses presented by supplier diversity expert Reginald K. Layton, Vice President, Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability for Johnson Controls’ Inc and Ralph G. Moore, CPA, president of Ralph G. Moore & Associates (RGMA). Moore is recognized as one of the world’s foremost thought-leaders in the area of supplier diversity and minority business development.

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For CORPORATE MEMBERS ONLY is a process to accelerate supplier diversity initiatives based on real world experimentation. Benchmarking Plus delivers the tools and management perspective to help your corporation strengthen your supplier diversity processes. Learn more here

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For CERTIFIED MBEs is a process to enhance sales and marketing processes and build their capacity to work with Fortune 500 corporations.  Learn more here

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The next series of Plus+ Platform classes will take place on Thursday, February 24th. If you are interested in participating in these classes, please contact Mayra Pena at You must be a current Certified MBE or Corporate Member to register.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Registration is now open!

Early registration is now open for SMSDC's Premier Face Time

Virtual Expo!

June 16, 2022


Register early and save for SMSDC's 2022 Premier Face Time Virtual Expo! 

Featuring the World-Class Buyer’s Breakfast Roundtable, live roundtable discussion rooms led by SMSDC’s corporate members; cutting edge speakers/panel-discussion; a virtual Trade Show connecting MBEs, corporate members, state agencies and community partners who are looking to take their business to the next level; and the first-ever virtual matchmaking session,answer a few questions and get a 1x1 match! 

This is an event you cannot afford to miss!


Certified MBEs only!

First 50 Certified MBEs to register can save $25 off their registration. 

Email: or text

915-433-0612 to request your discount code today!



$75 Certified MBE  

$150 Corporate Member 

$150 Non-MBE 

$200 Non-Corporate Member 

$50 State Agency

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$200 Certified MBE 

$300 Corporate Member 

$300 Non-MBE 

$450 Non-Corporate Member 

$125 State Agency

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Thank you for your continuous support!




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The SMSDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to certifying, connecting, developing and advocating MBEs. Through active leadership & professional education, the SMSDC works with major corporations throughout the United States and MBEs within the Central & Southwest Texas regions, Oklahoma and New Mexico to increase participation in diversity programs.

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