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San Diego International Airport to Host Contract Opportunity Awareness Event for Small and Local Businesses

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SAN DIEGO – January 7, 2015 – San Diego International Airport will host a special Opportunity Awareness event to discuss business ventures with the airport, rental car companies and the Rental Car Center’s third-party operator.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28 at the McMillin Companies Event Center in Liberty Station.

Small and local businesses can learn about:

·        Business opportunities at the Rental Car Center

·        Industry outlook and opportunities on airport Capital Improvement Projects

·        Bonding and contract financing assistance

·        Certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) / Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)

The airport has made a strong commitment to supporting small and local businesses on all construction projects at the airport,” said Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “Tangible examples of that commitment include hosting events like these that create awareness of contracting opportunities for small and local businesses that are so vital to our region.”

A large percentage of the work on the Rental Car Center, scheduled to open January 2016, has already been awarded to local and small businesses. To date, more than $155 million in Rental Car Center contracts have been awarded to local businesses with $60 million to small businesses. The project is expected to generate approximately 4,600 total jobs during its construction.

For more information about the opportunity awareness and networking event and to register, visit: www.airportevent.eventbrite.com.

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