Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (VSBSD) supports economic development in the Commonwealth of Virginia by helping Virginia businesses prosper and to enhance and ensure fairness in the procurement process for all of Virginia's small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses.
Small Women-Owned & Minority-Owned Business Program
VSBSD is the organization that administers the Small Women-owned and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) program. This certification enhances procurement opportunities for small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses participating in State-funded projects. For more information on how to attain this certification visit the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity website.
The local contact who works with individual small businesses to learn about how they can take advantage of the SWaM program and other opportunities around the State is Angela Barber.