Annually USICOC conducts workshops on “How to be certified as a minority vendor”.
This certification is a business development initiative that helps socially and economically disadvantaged American Citizens gain access to available economic opportunities.
The objectives of this initiative are to :
- Increase the number and productivity of the MBEs around the Dallas Fort Worth Area
- Provide the expertise and guidance to assist MBEs
- Foster and promote public and private partnerships to improve and enhance the climate for MBEs to conduct business.
Minority Purchasing initiatives are carried out by most leading corporations in virtually every sector of commercial business including manufacturing, airlines, insurance, foods, computers, telecommunications, and consumer products and services. Its primary purpose is to insure that suppliers of raw materials and services include businesses owned by minority groups.
The thrust of this initiative is focused on sourcing and pre-qualifying competitive minority owned companies so that the pool of suppliers mirrors the customer base.