Criterium-Yancy Engineers Receives Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification

We are pleased to announce Criterium-Yancy Engineers has received a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification. With this certification, we are able to explore new opportunities in growth and development.


The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification is awarded businesses with at least 51% ownership belonging to a member of a minority group. To receive the certification, a company must complete an application, provide documentation stating the company meets MBE Certification requirements, complete an interview and site visit with a NMSDC Certification Specialist and be approved by both Committee and Board Members. The certification is valid for one year and can be renewed every year following the re-certification application.


The National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc ® (NMSDC ® ) is a leading corporate membership organization committed to advancing supplier diversity. The NMSDC mission states:
The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.

To achieve this mission, they will:
1. work through the NMSDC Network to support and facilitate MBE integration into corporate and public-sector supply chains;
2. build MBE capacity and capabilities through programs and other education offerings; and
3. facilitate MBE-to-MBE partnerships to meet the needs of their corporate members

The council is made up of more than 13,000 certified minority-owned businesses and 1,500 corporate members who wish to purchase products and services from the certified MBEs. The NMSDC network includes a national office in New York City and 23 affiliate regional councils nationwide.

Criterium-Yancy Engineers is a member of the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC). This council serves MBEs throughout the Texas Gulf Coast Area. Like the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the HMSDC is composed of Corporate Members and certified MBEs. The HMSDC partners with Corporate Members to support their supplier diversity initiatives and with MBEs to support business growth and development.


With this Minority Business Enterprise Certification, Criterium-Yancy Engineers gains a vast network of relationship-building opportunities that will help us achieve our mission of building expertise to create a better world. It will allow us to expand our expertise and strengthen our team as we collaborate to enhance lives through an improved understanding of buildings.