MPMSDC Overview

We have over 130 local corporations & government entities involved with the Council, & over 500 minority-owned businesses certified with the Mountain Plains MSDC.
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Our Mission

The mission of the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council is to provide Corporate America and Government entities with greater access to the goods and services of Minority-owned business in order to develop lasting and mutually beneficial business relationships. As an affiliate regional council of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) serving Colorado, Kansas, Western Missouri, and Nebraska we provide a direct link between Corporate America and Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American owned businesses.

The Mountain Plains MSDC was originally incorporated in 1974 as Minority Enterprises, Inc. after executives from corporations in the Rocky Mountain region came together at the Denver Chamber of Commerce to discuss the future of minority business in Colorado. Meeting on a monthly basis, these individuals formed the Executive Task Force, which eventually became the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council.

In 2014 the NMSDC introduced their Strategic Plan for 2012-2016 as a way of better serving the Corporate Members and Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). As a result, the Rocky Mountain MSDC’s service area was changed from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming to Colorado, Kansas, Western Missouri and Nebraska. The Council was also renamed to the Mountain Plains MSDC in order to better reflect the new region.

Today there are over 130 local corporations and government entities involved with the Council, and over 500 minority-owned businesses certified with the Mountain Plains MSDC. Several of these certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) have grown to the level of Fortune 500 companies and achieved Corporate Plus status with the NMSDC. Through our extensive certification process, Corporate Member support, free networking events, educational programs, and supplier diversity initiatives we strive to develop minority-owned businesses to their full potential.

The Denver MBDA Business Center

The Mountain Plains MSDC is the proud operator, to learn more about the MBDA Center please call (303) 623-3105.


The Denver MBDA Business Center works in partnership with minority business enterprises (MBEs) across the US to grow their businesses and realize new opportunities. Our primary goal is assist firm’s increase in size, scale, capacity thereby creating and retaining jobs. We help MBEs move to their next level.


The Center is uniquely positioned to offer management and technical services relevant for a dynamic marketplace including: business consulting, matchmaking, contract opportunity sourcing, finance sourcing and access to international markets.


• We collaborate with a national network of MBDA Business Centers throughout the United States and its territories

• Partner with other organizations to maximize value

• Categorize and assess immediate and long-term business needs

• Provide group plus one-on-one training and education


Since Center Opening in 2011 through Sep 30, 2015:

• Dollar Value of Contracts and Procurements: $565,104,998

• Dollar Value of Financial Transactions: $333,488,190

• Number of Clients Served: 213

• Number of Jobs Created: 1,264

• Number of Jobs Retained: 5,652


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Congratulations Awards Winners!

The Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council (MPMSDC) announced today the winners of its 2018 Business Diversity Awards, presented at the MPMSDC Holiday Party in Centennial, CO on December 7, 2018 at The Falls Event Center, 8199 SouthPark Ct., Littleton,...

Announcing the Nominations for the MPMSDC 2018 Awards

The Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council (MPMSDC) today announced the nominees of its 2018 Business Diversity Awards to be presented at the MPMSDC Holiday Party in Denver, CO on December 7, 2018 at The Falls Event Center, 8199 Southpark Ct.,...

Gearing Up for the 2018 Holiday & Awards Party

The 2018 Colorado Holiday & Awards Party is three weeks away and we are excited to announce that we will be at a new venue this year. This year's event will be hosted at The Falls Event Center in Littleton, Colorado. Last week we took a road trip (which was really...

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