About the Northwest Mountain MSDC

Founded in 1978, the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (Northwest Mountain MSDC) is a nonprofit organization certifying, developing, and connecting Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) with major corporations and public agencies. We are an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) providing certification, membership and subscription services to the Pacific Northwest Mountain region which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Our Mission

Foster an environment that creates opportunity and builds economic value.

Our Vision

Be recognized as the leading supplier diversity organization.

Our Values

  • Deliver Value
  • Forward Thinking
  • Diversity of Thought
  • Passion

Our Core Competencies

Certify
Through our rigorous certification process, the Northwest Mountain MSDC enables meaningful business engagements between minority-owned businesses and corporate/public agency members that wish to engage in business with diverse suppliers.

Develop
The Northwest Mountain MSDC develops its certified minority business enterprises’ capacity through educational programming, corporate and MBE-to-MBE development, and our partnership with Executive Education Institutions.

Connect
Our MBE network helps corporate/public agency members connect with diverse suppliers across industries. Additionally, we facilitate both formal and informal introductions between MBEs of all sizes that may benefit from one another.

Advocate
The Northwest Mountain MSDC, its board of directors, and MBE input committee advocate for diversity in supply chain practices. They actively support policies and legislation that promote greater diversity in the public and private sectors.