Who is SMSDC? "Your Value Add Council"
The Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (SMSDC) is the minority business owner’s direct link to corporate America.
In 2007, the largest US corporations purchased more than $100 BILLION in goods and services supplied by minority-owned enterprises (MBEs) certified by the 24 regionally-affiliated councils of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. Over $301 MILLION was spent in the SMSDC service area alone!
SMSDC has offices in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and Oklahoma City. Our service area in Southwest Texas extends from Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas / Mexican border toward Laredo / Eagle Pass-Del Rio, Midland / Odessa, and back to El Paso. SMSDC also services the entire states of Oklahoma and New Mexico.
The Harlingen office is currently closed. From the SMSDC President, "We will share plans that will encompass the Valley service area when we are positioned to reopen."
“We do 4 things…
Certify. Develop. Connect. Advocate.”
When a minority company becomes certified with any Texas business council, then that company automatically becomes State of Texas HUB certified. SMSDC uploads their information into the state’s HUB list – at no additional cost.
Mission and Visions
A). Mission Statement
To create opportunities and an environment for minority business enterprises to grow, and to actively add value for corporate members through positive business relationships.B). Vision Statement
A best-in-class organization with financial strength, the respect and engagement of stakeholders, leadership, and program excellence.