The mission of the DMSCA Supplier Development Foundation, Inc. is to assist Disadvantaged and Minority Small-Midsized Manufacturers (SMMs) (including Logistics Suppliers) in creating jobs for low and moderate residents of impacted low-income areas and areas of high unemployment. DMSCA emphasizes the development of Manufacturing and Logistics Suppliers located in Urban and rural areas with documented low employment levels. The Foundation has three program pillars:
- SMM development, digitalization, and sustainability.
- SMM workforce training and credentialing.
- HBCU supply chain management and engineering student internships with multinational enterprises (MNEs) and SMMs.
The Foundation is currently in the "quiet phase of development and fundraising," during which corporate members' contributions are being received before the public kickoff phase in the 1st QT of CY23. The Foundation appreciates early contributions by McCormick & Company, Johnson & Johnson, and Abbott. Attend ACCELERATE2023 and learn more about the DMSCA Supplier Development Foundation.