SAN DIEGO–With the grand opening of San Diego International Airport’s Green Build Terminal 2 West improvement program just weeks away, the $1 billion project has upheld its commitment to providing business opportunities to local and small businesses, including women- and minority-owned and disabled veteran businesses.
As part of The Green Build, local businesses won a total of $415 million in contracts, and small businesses were awarded contracts totaling $118 million. In addition, nearly 8,000 workers had a role in the project, and at peak construction, there were 1,000 construction workers on site on any given day.
In order to encourage participation in The Green Build, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority conducted an extensive outreach program to inform San Diego’s local and small business community about the opportunities for work on the project. Outreach included ten dedicated events at locations around the county. Airport Authority staff tailored bid opportunities and package sizes in order to facilitate small and local business participation.
“We’re so proud that our small business outreach efforts successfully fed millions of dollars back into San Diego’s economy,” said Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO of the Airport Authority.
“The Airport Authority Board has made a strong commitment to supporting small and local businesses, and we will continue to build on these efforts as we move forward with other construction projects.”
The Authority has received awards from the San Diego Chapter of the American Subcontracting Association, Airport Minority Advisory Council, San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Federal Aviation Administration for its small business outreach efforts.
More opportunities to work with the airport will be available as construction moves forward on North Side Development projects, including a rental car center and roadway improvements.
For more information, register your business at www.san.org/business or contact the Small Business Development Department at email@example.com.