Centers of Excellence

The Centers of Excellence (COE) are regional business modules designed to strengthen corporate supplier diversity processes and to help minority businesses compete in a global environment. Corporate participants have the opportunity to nominate MBEs in their region to participate in these modules and be an integral part of their growth.

The business modules—comprised of eight to 10 corporate members, 16-20 MBEs and an affiliate council president— are committed to enhancing the supplier diversity process by implementing NMSDC minority business development best practices. Each module is facilitated by an NMSDC affiliate regional council and is 18-24 months in duration.

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