COVID-19 Business Resources Pages

Message from the President

The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council continues to monitor the developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are taking precautionary measures for the health and safety of our constituents and employees. Our COVID-19 preparedness is coordinated as part of the organization’s business continuity program, enabling us to support our constituents’ needs with minimal level of disruption.

Please visit our website regularly for updates on our events, programs and services.

However, if you should need to reach us via telephone, please call us at (305) 762-6151. For the COVID Response and Relief Business Programs, call respective numbers listed. Southern Florida office (305) 751 2907 and Central & Northern Florida office (407) 252-7021. We will return your call or respond to emails during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (EDT).

Orlando & Miami cOVID Response & Relief Business Programs

The Miami and Orlando COVID Response & Relief Business Programs are operated by Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council and is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s Coronavirus Response and Relief Award.

Corporate & Government

Rapid Response Sourcing

Are you a Corporate or Government member of the FSMSDC looking for MBEs for your supply chain/buying needs? Let our team help you source and identify MBEs. We will respond within 24 hours.

About Us

The FSMSDC was founded in 1975 by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Progress Foundation for the purpose of fostering the development of minority-owned businesses throughout Florida. Central to our mission is the principle that networks and relationships among and between minority businesses and corporate and government buyers build businesses.

The Mission of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is to link Corporate and Government Members with Minority Business Enterprises to foster equity in business.

An MBE is a Minority Business Enterprise. MBEs are companies owned by United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals.

FDOT DBE Specialized Development Program
The primary goal of the DBE Specialized Development Program is to increase the number of DBEs participating on FDOT contracts and the dollar percentage awarded to DBEs by providing assistance to Prime Contractors and facilitating the development of DBEs to obtain contracts.
Supplier Diversity Roundtable

The FSMSDC Supplier Diversity Roundtable meets regularly to discuss best practices in supplier diversity, professional development for diversity and procurement professionals and trends in supplier diversity. At the meetings, attendees have an opportunity to meet with your peers to share insights in supplier diversity.

Loan Program

Are you looking for financing to grow your business? Whether you need a microloan or a multimillion-dollar loan, the FSMSDC can help you obtain the financing you need to grow your company.

Featured Annual Events

Annual Business Expo

The Business Expo is the largest minority business event in Florida. It brings together minority entrepreneurs, large corporations and government agencies to create new relationships, ventures and opportunities for growth. The Business Expo features 1-on-1 business appointments with buyers, power-packed workshops, MasterClasses, a Supplier Diversity Roundtable, the Youth Entrepreneur Workshop and much more.

Business Impact Awards

This event brings together Florida’s business community for an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of minority-owned businesses and professionals that are shaping the future of the State of Florida. Awards presented include Local & National Corporations of the Year, MBE Suppliers of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Buyer of the Year, President’s Rising Star Award, Crystal Award and the Doing Well While Doing Good® Humanitarian Award.

Matchmaker Summit

This is The Council's annual B2B Matchmaker event. It successfully connects minority business owners, corporate members and government buying agencies.

There are hundreds of 1-on-1 appointments with corporate and government buyers. The event also includes session for learning best practices from peers who have gained great success within the network and gain knowledge to grow your business.

SBA 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program

Get access to in-person and online training, meet federal agency representatives, and receive one-on-one consulting.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us in achieving our mission and vision by supporting our programs and services through a tax deductible contribution to the FSMSDC.

Annual Sponsors

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