The Airport Authority is committed to the growth of the San Diego region. Small Business Development was established to ensure that Local, Small, Historically Underutilized, Service-Disabled Veteran and Emerging Businesses have every opportunity to do business with the Airport Authority. The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is an avenue of support to San Diego County’s small business community, conducting outreach and providing business development services for contracting, professional services and procurement opportunities at San Diego International Airport. Small Business Development acts as a resource for all the departments within the San Diego International Airport to foster opportunities for small businesses.
Our Mission is to build relationships between the Airport and the small business community by providing valuable resources that exceed expectations and increase diversity.
MarCon Engineering Inc.
Maryory Contreras is a civil engineer and president/CEO of Escondido based MarCon Engineering Inc. a woman owned business established in 1991 with certifications as a Women Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB).
As a highly effective and well-managed firm, we ensure our projects and services meet with the utmost standards through our team of exceptionally skilled and qualified personnel that focus on the design, quality, schedule, budget and logistics of each project.
A few years back with the help of the airports small business team, we had the opportunity to work on the Rental Car Center (RCC) which opened up other opportunities such as Terminal 2 Parking Plaza (T2PP), Demo at World Trade Center and other contracts at the airport as a general contractor. "working at the airport is a great opportunity for small businesses," said Contreras.
Small Business Development offers a regular series of monthly workshops in the evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. Check the calendar to find a workshop that interests you.
Below are descriptions on some of the workshops offered throughout the year. Class sizes are small to allow for more personalized instruction, therefore pre-registration is a requirement.
Recognizing that the main barriers for small businesses have been a lack of access to bonding and financing, the airport's Bonding and Contract Financing Assistance Program assists small contractors in establishing first time bonding or increasing their current bonding capacity and financing for airport contract work.
Enrollment Information - The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Bonding and Contract Financing Assistance Program is open to all experienced and licensed small businesses interested in participating.
To obtain more information, please contact the Bonding Office at (619) 400-2571 or send an appointment request.
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Authority) has received Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the Authority has established a:
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Information and Goals
Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program Information and Goals