State Certifications

Small Woman-Owned & Minority (SWaM)

Businesses that are considered small and/or owned by minorities or women, can register through the state as SWaM businesses. SWaM certifications are administered by the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DBE). For more information on the SWaM certification and definitions of what constitutes a small, woman-owned and/or minority business, please visit the SWaM page.