About Us

The Council for Supplier Diversity was established in 1999 and is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to use the disciplines of Supplier Diversity initiatives as an engine for economic development in under represented communities. We are dedicated to expanding business opportunities for women, minority and service disabled veteran business enterprises. The ultimate outcome is to add economic value to the supply chain while increasing economic opportunities for the diverse business community. We believe that diverse business development is a key component of reducing poverty, lowering unemployment, increasing wealth, and integrating American society. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the Council has developed a reputation as an innovative leader in supplier diversity support and economic development strategy for diverse populations.




Supplier Diversity for Economic Empowerment! 

We have established five key Economic Empowerment Zones (EEZ). Through our Supplier Leadership Ambassadors committee, suppliers, small and large, are being mobilized to provide specific programs to encourage positive economic outcomes. In doing so, we create a mechanism designed to produce a synergistic result by aggregating and focusing the economic resources available in the community.

Our EEZ program leverages the economic fuel created by the transactions between corporate America and the diverse business community. The program mobilizes diverse suppliers to take direct action to improve the economic outcomes in the highest poverty areas within our region.
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