About Chicago Minority Business Development Council (CMBDC)

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MissionThe Chicago Minority Business Development Council, Inc. (CMBDC) is a premier organization for increasing business opportunities between major buying organizations and minority-owned businesses.


The Chicago Minority Business Development Council, Inc. (CMBDC) is one of the nation's premier organizations for minority business development in the nation. For over twenty years, CMBDC has championed the interests of minority entrepreneurs in the Metropolitan Chicago Area and nationally.

CMBDC's Chicago Business Opportunity Fair, which is in it's third decade, was the impetus for the founding of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC), a network of over 40 regional Councils in major cities across the country.

CMBDC was born out of a direct initiative of corporate, government and civic leaders in response to a call from the minority community for business access and economic parity.


CMBDC was founded on two fundamental principles: there had to be a partnership between minority business, corporate America and government, and there had to be basic fairness in the marketplace for all.

For more than two decades, CMBDC has operated on the premise that all those who have an idea to sell and a dream to fulfill and are willing to sacrifice and take risks can get the opportunity to do so anywhere in the country. Along the way, minority businesses have created jobs for American workers, increased the tax base and contributed to the gross national product. CMBDC supports the premise that the overriding reason for business development is job creation. The effective creation of above-the-poverty-level jobs benefit not only the minority economy but the national economy as well.


For the minority entrepreneur, CMBDC's programs and resources are avenues for increasing sales to private- and public-sector buying organizations. For the buyer, CMBDC serves as a credible resource for locating qualified minority suppliers. To both the entrepreneur and the buyer, CMBDC is the central network where trading partners meet and business alliances flourish.

The CMBDC partnership includes over 250 private-and public-sector buying organizations and more than 1100 minority businesses. Buying members report over $3 billion in annual purchases from minority firms. Minority enterprise members report the employment of more than 20,000 workers annually.