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The JFK Redevelopment program will accommodate growing passenger levels by creating a more efficient airport roadway system, expanding parking and increasing capacity on AirTrain JFK. NYSDOT also has identified a number of short- and long-term projects to improve access to JFK.
Local Business Enterprises (LBE) & Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE)
We believe that the contractors working with the Port Authority should reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. To that end, we have enacted a goal of awarding 20 percent of contracts to certified Minority-owned businesses (MBE) and 10 percent of contracts to certified Women-owned businesses (WBE), with a special attention towards and prioritization of local business enterprises (LBE).
LBEs and MWBEs
Businesses with LBE designation or MWBE certification have the opportunity to grow their business and access billions of dollars in contracting opportunities with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ─ such as those that the JFK Redevelopment Program offers.
They become eligible to participate in the Port Authority’s supplier diversity program, which offers contracting opportunities, capacity-building incentives, and support services, networking events, and business development sessions.
Businesses are included on the Port Authority’s online directory, which is utilized by the agency and partners across the region.
For inquiries or assistance with certification, email the JFK Redevelopment Information Center at [email protected], call (718) 244-3834 or stop by the office at 144-33 & 35 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11435.
Learn more about MWBE Certification
The JFK Redevelopment Community Advisory Council developed a community initiative to match local job seekers with positions in both airport construction and airport operations — with a focus on underserved neighborhood of Far Rockaway and the surrounding communities. In response, the CAO in partnership with RDRC founded the Rockaway Career Center to ensure that the job recruiting programs and outreach are as accessible as possible.
Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO)
Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO) is a nonprofit trade association created in 1972 in collaboration with airline companies, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Mayor’s Offices of the City of Newark, and City of New York, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The mission of CAO is to identify and address the critical employment needs of the communities surrounding the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan airports, while at the same time responding to the hiring needs of the airport tenants and the aviation industry.
Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation
Partner to CAO, RDRC was founded in 1978, the mission of RDRC is to promote the revitalization of the Rockway economic base and neighborhoods and to secure an improved quality of life for its residents.
Unlock the door to contracting opportunities at JFK and learn how to get pre-qualified. Click here to watch the webinar.
JFK Redevelopment Presentation from the Competitive Edge. Click here to watch the panel discussion.
Unlock the door to contracting opportunities at JFK Airport – Terminal 4 and Terminal 6. Click here to watch.