All of us at Hoosier Security are proud to announce that we’ve received our National Minority-owned Business Certification from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). With this MBE certification, we join an elite group of approximately 17,000 minority-owned suppliers around the country.
Our eligibility was established through a series of screenings, interviews, and site visits conducted by NMSDC. The certification process also requires that minority businesses in the NMSDC network be at least 51% minority-owned and controlled by United States citizens. This process distinguishes NMSDC from other organizations that publish directories allowing for “self-certification,” as their standards ensure accurate reporting of progress and performance.
Nationwide, 29% of businesses are majority-owned by minorities, and this share is quickly increasing, according to the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) release in 2016 by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy. We’re proud to be included among this group, and happy to be a part of the trend.
This new certification is an important step for us, and we’re glad we can share it with you. We look forward to setting a great example for minority-owned businesses everywhere. If you want to learn more about how we received this certification—or need help with your security system—contact us today.