Here are links to useful information and business resources. . .

USDOT/FAA Information and Regulations

FAA Contacts and Email Addresses

Nationwide directory of FAA Civil Rights and Diversity Contacts

FAA's Searchable Database of DBEs/ACDBEs and Business Opportunities

The Federal Aviation Administration's national directories to identify DBEs/ACDBEs and Business Opportunities

Departments of Transportation and DBE programs in each state and Puerto Rico, including access to state DBE directories.
USDOT Regulations - Participation of disadvantaged business enterprises in airport concessions.
USDOT's official questions and answers on DBE participation in the airport concessions program.
Information and guidance on the structure, implementation and counting of joint venture arrangements in the ACDBE Program.
USDOT Regulations - Participation of disadvantaged business enterprises in Department of Transportation financial assistance programs.


 Frequently Asked Questions - 49 CFR Part 26

USDOT's official questions and answers on DBE participation in its financial assistance programs.

USDOT's Office of Civil Rights appeal decisions concerning firms denied certification or whose certification eligibility was removed by a recipient of federal funds.


Concessions Only Disparity Studies

The White House and Congress

Aviation and Business Trade Associations

The nation's oldest and largest airline trade association.

The international trade association of consultant firms and related businesses that provide airport development and operations expertise.
The only national non-profit trade association dedicated solely to promoting the full participation of minorities and women in airport contracting and employment.
The oldest international airport owners and operators organization in the world.

The world's largest professional organization for airport executives.
The nation's only multi-modal advocacy organization for minority professionals and businesses in the transportation industry.
International Franchise Association (IFA)

The world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide.
A leading business membership association delivering innovative programs and services to enhance the success and growth of Latino entrepreneurs.
A national organization dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship.
One of the country's leading business membership organizations that provides a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses.
A national membership organization that represents the interests of the Hispanic business community before the public and private sectors.
A membership organization that works with and for its members to grow successful businesses and careers.
The largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled and operated by women in the United States.


A key online source of worldwide air transport industry information, from all sectors of the industry.

A monthly magazine primarily focused on revenue trends, noteworthy developments, and other pertinent airport issues.

Equal Opportunity Publications

Career guidance and recruitment magazines for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

Minorities & Women In Business Magazine

A national magazine that serves as a media forum for discussion of issues that impact minority- women- and veteran-owned businesses.

A bi-monthly magazine that serves as a nationwide forum for minority and women business owners, corporations and government agencies.

Other Useful Resources

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