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MBN USA’s mission is to promote the value of minority business development and recognize corporate supplier diversity success.
MBN USA was founded in 1988 when founder and CEO Don McKneely recognized the need for a news source to tell the powerful stories of MBEs and the corporations that support them. Since its inception, MBN USA has received numerous awards for its work in MBE supplier diversity development. These include being recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce Small Business Administration (SBA) and being named the National Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
MBN USA showcases the commitment of America’s top corporations to diversity and inclusion.
MBN USA profiles top corporate supplier diversity programs and shares how they coordinate across lines of business and business functions to advance diversity in the supply chain.
MBN USA provides a platform for exploration of the business case for the inclusion of MBE suppliers.
MBN USA actively supports and promotes organizations that are allies in the empowerment of diverse business owners.
MBN USA celebrates and connects diverse business owners, leaders, and advocates.
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