GMSDC Partners with Macon Chamber to Boost Small Business Development

GMSDC Partners with Macon Chamber to Boost Small Business Development
Photo courtesy of Macon Chamber of Commerce

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) has partnered with the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce to provide small business development resources, capacity-building support, and diversity procurement best practices to their constituents. The GMSDC, Georgia’s leading minority business development and supplier diversity advocacy organization for nearly 50 years, facilitates supply chain partnerships between minority-owned businesses and Georgia corporations and governmental entities. The Macon Chamber, serving Macon-Bibb County’s business community for over 140 years, offers a wide range of programs and initiatives. Together, these organizations support a business community that includes over 400 corporations and around 2,000 suppliers, contributing billions to Georgia’s economy annually.

A Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations grants their members access to each other’s member privileges, aiming to stimulate minority business growth and strengthen the communities they serve.

Stacey Key, CEO and President of the GMSDC, highlighted the benefits of strategic partnerships. “We are in the business of helping small and minority companies succeed,” said Key. “Rather than reinvent the wheel and offer overlapping initiatives, why not collaborate with like-minded organizations, so our constituents have even more resources at their disposal? We must work smarter so we can do more for our mutual constituents.”

Jessica Walden, President and CEO of the Macon Chamber, noted that the partnership would enhance service delivery, expand networks, and strengthen their missions. “By working collaboratively, we are increasing access to opportunities for our business owners, expanding our networks and strengthening our missions,” said Walden. “We are proud to partner with one of Georgia’s most established, pioneering organizations in supplier diversity to enhance and accelerate local business.”

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