The mission of Virginia’s Department of Minority Enterprise is to promote access to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s contracting opportunities and ensure fairness in the procurement process. Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned businesses account for 71% of all jobs in the Commonwealth.
Virginia’s Department of Minority Enterprise has two key goals:
- To increase the number of certified businesses in the Commonwealth
- To increase the total dollars allocated to SWaM vendors as a percentage of all discretionary spend or contract dollars
The SWaM certification enables businesses to effective generate business with the Commonwealth and grow as the state competes in the emerging marketplaces around the world.