THE WESTERN REGIONAL MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

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WHO WE ARE

WRMSDC supports the growth and welfare of minority communities by championing the use of minority-owned businesses in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i.  We advance business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connect them to Corporate Members.  Our parent organization, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, helps over 12,000 minority businesses connect with major Fortune 500 corporations and their buyers every year.

WHAT WE DO

WRMSDC provides minority businesses with access to:

  • Buyers, bids and contracts
  • Education and trainings
  • Business events (expos, seminars, matchmakers)
  • Nationally-recognized ethnic minority business certification

We offer our Corporate Members access to:

  • Certified minority suppliers in diverse industries
  • RFP & contract distribution outlets
  • Supplier Diversity program development
  • Supplier referrals
  • Business events & private VIP events
WHO WE SERVE

Our Certified Minority Businesses:

Ethnicity

are Asian Pacific Islander-owned

are Latino (and Afro-Brazilian)-owned

are Native American-owned

are Asian Indian-owned

are African American-owned

Gender

are woman-owned

are male-owned

Location

are based in Northern California

are based in Nevada

are based in Hawai‘i

National Corporate Members:

  • Top five industries: Health Care, Industrial Manufacturing, Consumer Discretionary, Finance, & Energy
  • Top five national locations: New York, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, California
  • Top five cities in the Western Region: San Francisco, Las Vegas, Oakland, San Jose, Palo Alto
  • Over 170 are Fortune 500 corporations
  • 20 spend over $1B annually with minority and women-owned businesses
OUR HISTORY

WRMSDC was founded on September 9, 1977, almost 10 years after the Civil Rights Movement that sparked national awareness about racial discrimination and segregation in the United States.  Galvanized by the unequal treatment of minority-owned businesses, the Council began serving as advocates for impacted minority communities in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i.

OUR IMPACT

We directly impact the employment, labor income, tax base, and economy in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i.  Every year, our minority businesses create over 760,000 jobs, generate over $11.3B in revenue, and contribute over $687.7M in taxes.  Our local Corporate Members spend over $3B with diverse suppliers, train over 300 minority businesses, and volunteer over 900 hours in support of minority businesses.  WRMSDC advocates for over 860 minority businesses, supports the Supplier Diversity efforts of over 460 Corporate Members nationally, and promotes minority business success in partnership with over 40 government agencies and community organizations.

LEADERSHIP

Our Board of Directors possesses over 25 years of executive leadership experience within procurement and supply management, strategic planning, Supplier Diversity, government contracting, and financial management.  Our Board Chair Kathleen Trimble has been involved with WRMSDC and our National office for over 20 years and has executive-level experience in Supplier Diversity, supply chain management, and Defense and GSA contracting.

AFFILIATION

WRMSDC is one of 24 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a nonprofit corporate membership organization that advances business opportunities for its certified African-American, Asian Indian, Asian American/Asian Pacific Islander, Latino (and Afro-Brazilian), Native American, and Native Hawaiian business enterprises and connects them to its Corporate Members. One of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

LOCATIONS
  • Oakland, California – Headquarters
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Honolulu, Hawai’i
GET INVOLVED

WRMSDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.