Supplier Diversity

Detroit PBS is Michigan’s largest and most-watched public station, serving the most diverse public television audience in the country. Detroit PBS is the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning we operate independently, and our funding comes from the community we serve.

Each week more than two million people watch our five broadcast channels, and nearly 200,000 people listen to our radio station, 90.9 WRCJ for classical days and jazzy nights. In addition, Detroit PBS is building the next generation of public media with our rapidly growing digital presence which has grown to reach more than half a million unique visitors through our website, YouTube channels, and social media platforms each month.

Our core values: excellence, innovation, trust, diversity, engagement and financial sustainability are evident in everything we do. From the engaging content we provide to the way we work with viewers, supporters, board members, staff, and suppliers. Detroit PBS is committed to honoring, understanding, and expanding the diversity within our organization and the many communities we serve, through inclusive content, education, training, mentoring, and meaningful, ongoing dialogue.

The Supplier Diversity Program seeks to create an open and inclusive supplier solicitation process, leading to a diverse supplier base that embraces similar values, creating mutually beneficial business relationships that strengthen the communities in which we operate.

Supplier diversity refers to the practice of actively sourcing and procuring goods and services from businesses owned by minority individuals, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other historically marginalized groups.

Are you a diverse supplier looking to do business with Detroit PBS? Register your business.

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Do any of the Individuals on your leadership team (VP or higher,Partner,Principal) identify as a person of disability?*

Does your organization have any programs or initiatives that aim to increase diversity, equity and inclusion of your employee population?*

Does your organization have any programs or initiatives that aim to increase the diversity of your supplier base?*