At Export Delaware, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are woven into everything we do. We aim to help Delaware small businesses of all types and backgrounds succeed and thrive, and we believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential to achieving that goal.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all constituents regardless of age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or any other personal characteristic.

We are actively seeking women, minority, veteran, and LGBTQ+ companies interested in our upcoming trainings. Interested parties can contact us.


Our Partners in Global DEI

Export Delaware is delighted to introduce our partnership with the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise Center (WBEC-East). Our alliance with these fine organizations enables us to assist Delaware women and minority-owned businesses in leveraging certification to enter global supply chains. If you are a woman, minority, veteran, or LGBTQ+ Delaware business interested in learning how to begin to export or increase your export sales, please contact Export Delaware. We look forward to working with you!





Women’s Business Enterprise Center – East (WBEC-East) is that we are an advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania, from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, as well as Delaware and Southern New Jersey.




Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The EMSDC certifies and connects minority-owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American) throughout Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware with member corporations. These corporations are committed to supplier development and want to purchase their products, services, and solutions.



Consider Getting Your Business Certified
Learn more here.

Certified minority-owned businesses benefit from National recognition. Many certified MBEs experience an increase in revenue by partnering with corporate members. When you are certified you are listed in the supplier databases that are used by large corporate entities around the world. You may also access the NMSDC corporate directory which includes corporate buyer contact information.


Training for Minority-Owned Businesses

Graduates inaugural class of Selling to the World.


We continue to seek out opportunities to assist and advance minority-owned businesses. “Selling to the World” is our signature program to assist Women- and Minority-owned Delaware businesses (created in partnership with the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia).

This month, five Delaware minority-owned businesses graduated from our inaugural class! The first program of its kind nationally, “Selling to the World,” provides export education, training, and mentorship from experts in the fields of exporting and global supplier diversity. The program helps participating MWBEs compete in the global marketplace. This unique approach will help businesses increase their sales through exports.

Participants learn how to leverage their women, minority, or veteran-owned certification to enter global supply chains of multinational corporations. They learn how to develop an export strategy, find qualified buyers, navigate logistics and shipping, learn about export finance, international trademarks and patent protection, and more. All classes included presentations by experts in the field.

When minority-owned businesses are empowered to expand their sales internationally through exports, they become more competitive and resilient. These businesses will access growth opportunities that are unavailable domestically, which helps diversify their customer base and mitigate risk.


“These classes have been extremely informative and very helpful. Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. You are doing an excellent job managing these sessions and the speakers are clearly experts in their respective fields. This is a very good program and I would highly encourage any business interested in exporting to look into it.”

-Eric O’Connor, Vice President of Sales, Derco USA (Newark, Delaware)