Corporate and MBE News
MBE Resources
There are many resources available to MBEs, and the small business community. The Mountain Plains MSDC is committed to collaborating with our strategic partners and the community in providing our constituents with essential resources.

Please check below for resources available in your area.


SBA Update on Funds for coronavirus relief
Candid is compiling a list of funds specifically established in the wake of coronavirus. The list focuses on funds hosted at US-based foundations that serve nonprofits, though others outside of this criteria may appear as well. If you oversee a fund that is granting money to nonprofits that is not on this list, please email so that we can add your effort to this listing. Note: this is not an email distribution list, and we cannot reply directly to inquiries for funding. And to view resources available to individuals and small businesses, please visit our list on GrantSpace. Read More>


United Way Prepares for COVID-19 With Emergency Relief Fund
The Salina Area United Way is offering help as the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to spread across the country, and Kansas.
According to the agency, they determined to provide continued high-quality support and service to our community during this unique circumstance. This crisis is affecting everyone, especially those areas involving their core pillars of health, education, and financial stability. Read More>

Western Missouri

Need business help right now? KCSourceLink is here for you!
KCSourceLinks's hotline is—and will continue to be—open for your business. You can still talk to real people and get relevant resources to help your business in general and throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus.  Read More>


The Village Connector has several resources available to the community in the State of Nebraska.

Please take a moment to look at the extremely valuable information that has been shared in their most recent publication.
WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation:
“The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 million small businesses more resilient to Coronavirus-related economic disruptions. Small businesses are vital economic engines in every community and state, and they have helped make our economy the strongest in the world. Our Agency will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the situation. Additionally, the SBA continues to assist small businesses with counseling and navigating their own preparedness plans through our network of 68 District Offices and numerous Resource Partners located around the country. The SBA will continue to provide every small business with the most effective and customer-focused response possible during these times of uncertainty.”  Read More>
Kansas/Western Missouri Market Post Event Recap
2020 KSMO Town Hall Meeting

2020 has started with great momentum! To date, the KSMO region has already held three significant events for MBEs and Corporate Members. Thanks to Anita Paige, Senior Vice President of the Edge Advisory Group, we were able to host two workshops on Strategic Planning at our Lenexa office at the end of January. Due to our renewed relationship with Chris Kelly, MCC Program Coordinator of Supplier Diversity, the Council held our annual KSMO Town Hall at MCC-Penn Valley where we had phenomenal attendance and participation. Read More >

2020 KSMO Corporate Round Table

The 1st Quarter 2020 KSMO Roundtable kicked off a renewed interest and momentum for the MPMSDC. Fifteen participants were present with representation from the majority of the KSMO Corporate Members. In addition, US Bank and Honeywell were present to share additional opportunities for MBEs. Read More>
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Newly Certified MBEs and Re-Certified MBEs
The Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council would like to welcome the following MBEs, after the extensive vetting process, they have all been approved by the Board of Directors.

New Certifications






For questions regarding certification, re-certification, and development needs contact Sol Ybarra at or (303) 623-3037 ext. 212.
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11320 W. 79 th Street
Suite 200
Lenexa, KS 66214
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Centennial, CO, 80111
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Suite 104
Bellevue, NE 68005