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San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Hosts Virtual “Meet the Primes” Event

Free Event Connects Small, Local, and Disadvantaged Businesses to Opportunities with San Diego International Airport, Primes, and Airport Authority Partners

Monday, August 23, 2021

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) will host eight virtual “Meet the Primes” events between September 14 and 30. First introduced in 2015, “Meet the Primes” is a free annual event for the business community to connect with and learn from, the Airport Authority, the Airport Authority’s partners, San Diego’s small business support service centers, and public agencies.

Through our Small Business Development department, the Airport Authority works towards maximizing small, local, veteran, and underrepresented business participation in contracts with the Airport Authority and its partners. Attendees will learn how to do business with the Airport Authority, how to apply for the Airport Authority’s Local Business Enterprise (LBE) certification, and subcontracting opportunities for the New T1 program. Attendees will also learn about regional contracting opportunities from San Diego County agencies and prime contractors, gain insights from concessionaires on how to be successful, obtain resources from support service centers, and attend one-on-one matchmaking meetings with prime contractors, concessionaires, and business support centers.

“The ‘Meet the Primes’ event is a great opportunity for local, small, historically underutilized, service-disabled veteran and emerging businesses to have every opportunity to do business with the Airport Authority and our partners,” said Kimberly Becker, Airport Authority President and CEO. “We hope you can join us for one or all of the events as it will provide valuable information and resources.”   

The “Meet the Primes” event and matchmaking sessions will be conducted via Zoom September 14-16, 21 and 23, and 28-30. The event is free to businesses and registration is now open at For more information on the Airport Authority’s Small Business Development Program, please visit


San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the U.S. and the third busiest airport in California. In 2019, SAN welcomed 25-million passengers and offered nonstop flights to destinations worldwide. The airport is an economic driver for the region, contributing nearly $12 billion in economic activity in 2019 and supports nearly 116,600 jobs. With anticipated passenger growth in the future, the Airport Authority is continuing progress with the New T1 program that will replace Terminal 1 with a larger, more efficient facility and other improvements that enhance the airport experience. The airport is managed and operated by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. For more information, please visit 


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