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PODCAST AVAILABLE: How Leader Helps Increase Corporate Business Opportunities for Minority Businesses

Posted by Hopeton on April 16, 2010

The interview with Harriet Michel, president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), from the April 19 edition of Economic Perspectives on KAZI 88.7 FM is now available for download.   To download her interview click: Harriet Michel Interview.  The interview is 19 minutes long and available as an MP3 file.  Michel was honored for Black History Month this year as an African American Economic Trailblazer by Economic Perspectives.

Providing a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses is the primary objective of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, one of the country’s leading business membership organizations. It was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 37 regional councils across the country. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the network, including most of America’s largest publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. The regional councils certify and match more than 15,000 minority owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American) with member corporations which want to purchase goods and services.

When it comes to helping African American and other minority businesses sell to Corporate America, no one does it better than Michel .  Under Harriet Michel’s leadership since 1988, the National Minority Supplier Development Council corporate members spent over $100 billion with minority firms in 2008.  With 3,500 corporate and 17,000 minority business members in its network, Michel has helped establish supplier diversity as a core business value in Corporate America.

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