TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC)

TriState MSDC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization chartered to advance business and procurement opportunities for certified minority business of all sizes, namely Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connecting them to member corporations.


TriState is one of 23 regional affiliate Councils of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). It has access to over 1,450 corporate members including most of America’s largest publicly owned, privately owned, and foreign owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. Collectively, it certifies and matches over 12,000 minority-owned business with member corporations that seek to purchase goods and services.



• Identify, certify, assist and refer in the scalability of MBEs in a wide range of products and services
• Access the needs of corporate members regarding their supply chain requirements and match appropriate MBE suppliers
• Develop and offer supplier diversity program support
• Measure and track business and networking opportunities
• Assist in RFP/bid opportunities
• Source MBE referrals and introductions
• Deliver education and training opportunities
• Facilitate business relationships

Minority-owned businesses and promote the value of certification. TSMSDC adheres to the highest standards of
MBE vetting while performing MBE certifications, re-certifications, orientation and subscriptions.

Stakeholders and building capacity and capabilities. TSMSDC provides key insights and information for MBEs to
capitalize on marketplace requirements, changes and corporate supply chains for growth.

Certified MBEs with local and national corporate members. TSMSDC facilitates essential relationships between major
corporations and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firms.

MBEs and major purchasers promote the Value Proposition of supplier diversity. TSMSDC serves as an advocate, educator and resource for major corporations, government agencies and MBEs.


Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Diversification (Specialty)


  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
Contact Information
Cheri Henderson
MetroCenter, Plaza Building 1, 220 Athens Way, Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37228