SWaM Business

The City of Hampton SWaM Department mission is to enhance growth opportunities for Virginia's small businesses to prosper through increased revenue and job creation, thereby raising the standard of living for all Virginians.

Small, woman-owned, and minority-owned businesses are essential to the economic success of the city and the equitable growth of our neighborhoods. Small businesses create jobs, provide necessary goods and services, and characterize the unique places that make the City of Hampton thrive. Therefore, the city has implemented a comprehensive plan to train and equip entrepreneurs and business owners with ways to start, expand, and prosper with assistance from other state and federal agencies.

The SWaM Department works with the Purchasing and Procurement Oversight Committee (PPOC) and city leaders to increase opportunities for SWaM-owned businesses in city procurement activities.