MBE (Minority Business Enterprise)

The MMSDC is one of 23 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a nonprofit corporate membership organization that advances business opportunities for its certified Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American business enterprises and connects them to its corporate members. One of the country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was founded in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority business enterprises.

https://minoritysupplier.org/


SBE (Small Business Enterprise)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace.

https://www.sba.gov/


DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise)

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is a comprehensive program developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which establishes guidelines for the participation of firms owned by socially and economically disadvantaged persons in DOT-assisted contracting. Minority groups or persons presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged, determined by the Small Business Administration, include: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Native Americans and women.

https://detroitmi.gov/