For the past 15 years, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has ensured that local and small companies, including all women- and minority-owned and disabled-veteran businesses in San Diego County, have every opportunity to do business with the airport.
They have played key roles in capital projects including the Green Build Terminal 2 expansion – the largest improvement project in the airport’s history – and the consolidated Rental Car Center.
The Airport Authority awarded $415 million in Green Build contracts to local businesses (90 percent of the contracts) and $118 million to small businesses.
For the Rental Car Center, local businesses received more than $186.2 million in construction contracts, amounting to nearly 60 percent of the total project cost. Of the contracts that went to local businesses, $70.4 million – or 38 percent – went to small businesses. Also noteworthy is that $70.4 million represented nearly the entire amount ($73 million) that was available for small businesses.
Our small business strategy begins with this philosophy: “There’s room at the inn for everybody.”
Ever since the Airport Authority began operating the airport in 2003, the goal has been to create a level playing field that attracts businesses of all sizes; and that provides opportunities for workers of all genders and ethnicities.
That philosophy has grown into a firm commitment from the Board and a passionate belief by staff that everyone can benefit from being a part of the work we provide.
Across the country, airports look to San Diego International Airport as a model for engaging small and local businesses. The Airport Authority works closely with contractors to split projects into small packages, when possible, to allow small businesses the opportunity to bid on them.
The Airport Authority also holds small business outreach events on an ongoing basis to help local companies get involved in projects at the airport. As a result of this commitment, the Airport Authority has established a strong track record of inclusiveness.
Most recently, the Small Business Development program:
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 o
pportunity 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.
Roxanne Petteway is the President and CEO of Petteway Management Group (PETTEWAY). She has a broad combination of experience in real estate operations management, construction project management, cost management and compliance. Her career spans more than 20 years of experience in the real estate development and construction industries, including 10 years in Construction Management support on active construction and engineering projects for a diverse field of project types which include institutional, commercial, utility, aviation, water, residential and education. After a decade in real estate development working for corporate America, she established Petteway Management Group and has assembled a team of CM/PM practitioners to bring turn-key solutions for their clients by combining their compliance and risk management expertise with project management best practices. PETTEWAY’s experience at the San Diego Regional Airport includes leading Cost Management for the TERMINAL 2 PARKING PLAZA and Labor Compliance on the Design-Build Relocation of the Federal Inspection Services Facility from T2E to T2W. Roxanne was also featured in a video presentation entitled Creating a Level Playing Field: Innovation in Small Business Development presented by the CEO of the Airport, Kim Becker, at the 2018 Passenger Terminal Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
Roxanne earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Her advocacy for Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses and Education Reforms, has earned her the "Woman of the Year Award" from the California State Legislature twice.
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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.
How Partnering Works
Key to the success of the Bonding and Contract Financing Assistance Program is the partnership between Merriwether and Williams (program administrator) and the contractor, the broker, the lender, and the project owner. Working together, these partnerships have served to mitigate the traditional risks associated with contracting opportunities. Our partners all specialize in working with contractors. One of the services of our program is to link you to these partners and help you to establish a relationship.
Surety Brokers – Our surety broker partners help you to develop a relationship with one of our surety partners to facilitate your obtaining bonding.
Lenders – Our lending partners make working capital loans to program participants. They also provide counseling and training.
CPAs/Bookeeper’s – Most contractors need to have a relationship with a CPA or bookkeeper who understands the industry and can provide them with timely financial statements. Many surety companies and lenders often require CPA-prepared financial statements. One of the features of the program is to help you establish these relationships and access these tools.
Contracting Opportunities at the Airport – The Bonding and Contract Financing Assistance Program services can be used for all Airport Contracting Programs.
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