Equity in Action SWaM by Locality

data.virginia.gov | Last Updated 25 Sep 2021

This data set supports the <a href="https://www.governor.virginia.gov/diversity/equity-dashboards/swam-business-support/">SWaM</a> page of the Equity in Action Dashboard. It includes data for the total number of Small, Women and Minority-Owned (SWaM) certified businesses by certification type across Virginia's 133 localities (counties and cities).

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This dataset has the following 9 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
locality_namelocality_nametextVirginia locality (city or county)
locality_fipslocality_fipstextPer Census reporting and the Federal Information Processing Standards, five-digit unique identifier for each locality (cities or counties) in Virginia.
state_namestate_nametextState name
state_fipsstate_fipstextPer Census reporting and the Federal Information Processing Standards, two-digit unique identifier for each State or Commonwealth in the US
datedatecalendar_dateDate that SWaM business counts were recorded from the SWaM Directory.
total_swam_counttotal_swam_countnumberTotal number of (Small, Women, and Minority-Owned) SWaM-Certified businesses. SWaM designation is attained through the Virginia Small Business Supplier Diversity Agency for businesses that meet specific employment, ownership, and/or management criteria.
small_countsmall_countnumberTotal number of Certified Small Businesses in Virginia. The "Small" Certification is attained through the Virginia Small Business Supplier Diversity Agency and represents businesses that meet specific employment and revenue criteria.
women_countwomen_countnumberTotal number of Certified Women-Owned Businesses in Virginia. The "Women-Owned" Certification is attained through the Virginia Small Business Supplier Diversity Agency and represents businesses that meet specific gender-based ownership and management criteria.
minority_countminority_countnumberTotal number of Certified Minority-Owned Businesses in Virginia. The "Minority-Owned" Certification is attained through the Virginia Small Business Supplier Diversity Agency and represents businesses that meet specific race / ethnicity-based ownership and management criteria.