HMSDC is a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs). Each year, member corporations have reported billions of dollars spent with Council-certified Minority Business Enterprises. Serving the Houston region, the Council is one of the 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC).The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, identifies minority suppliers; certifies bona-fide minority business enterprises; and facilitates procurement opportunities between major purchasing entities and Council-certified minority suppliers. That supplier group includes Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native-American businesses located throughout the Texas Gulf Coast area. The Council's membership consists of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.