Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is the state agency dedicated to enhancing the participation of our small, women- and minority-owned businesses in Virginia’s procurement opportunities. SBSD is responsible for the administration of two certification programs: the Small, Women- and Minority-owned Businesses under Virginia’s “SWaM” Procurement Initiative and the federal U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) Program.
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s business and economic development financing arm. Aligned within Virginia’s Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, the VSBFA offers programs to provide businesses, not-for-profits, and economic development authorities with the financing needed for economic growth and expansion throughout the Commonwealth.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Career Pathways and Workforce Programs, Virginia Community College (VCC) System is one of Virginia’s major state agencies responsible for workforce development services.
Virginia Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) is the largest and most effective provider of customized counseling and education for small businesses offering the opportunity to meet with a private certified business analyst and/or attend small group training on critical management topics.
GENEDGE Alliance is a business consulting organization providing Virginia’s industrial and manufacturing sectors access to expert business solutions, which otherwise are often only accessible to larger companies.
Extension Specialist, Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, Virginia Tech
Initiates and leads a number of statewide partnerships and programs to advance prosperity for the Commonwealth’s people and places.
Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the leading industry-diverse community of more than 4,000 professionals dedicated to enterprise excellence.
US Senate Productivity and Quality Award (SPQA) The mission of SPQA is to promote continual improvement strategies and to provide training, mentoring, and recognition to organizations in pursuit of performance excellence. SPQA is charged with administering the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award recognizing the highest caliber of performance excellence.