Minority, Women, Local Businesses

As a part of the JFK Redevelopment Program, the Port Authority is working closely with terminal developers to engage minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBE) along with other small businesses in every aspect of the Redevelopment Program. The Redevelopment has a goal of 30 percent participation by MWBEs, as well as a preference on local small businesses. To qualify for procurement opportunities with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, be sure to certify your firm. Click here to start the online application.

Project Readiness Boot Camp for Local MWBEs

The Port Authority of NY & NJ is sponsoring a JFK Redevelopment Project Readiness Boot Camp for Local Minority- or Women-Owned Business Enterprises. This intensive, virtual boot camp will prepare your firm with the necessary tools and resources to bid on upcoming Early Works projects at JFK Airport. See below for information about each session and how to register.

Session Options:

  1. Kick-Off Cohort, Week of May 24th.
    Monday, 5/24: 4:30-9:30 pm
    Wednesday, 5/26: 5:00-9:30 pm
    Thursday, 5/27: 5:00-9:30 pm
    CLICK HERE to register
  2. Cohort 2, Week of June 7th (Morning)
    Monday, 6/7: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Wednesday, 6/9: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Thursday, 6/10: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
    CLICK HERE to register
  3. Cohort 3, Week of June 7th (Evening)
    Monday, 6/7: 4:30 – 9:30 pm
    Wednesday, 6/9: 5:00 – 9:30 pm
    Thursday, 6/10: 5:00 – 9:30 pm
    CLICK HERE to register

For more information or if you have any questions, please email

Become a Port Authority Vendor

In order to best access opportunities with the JFK Redevelopment Program, businesses should register as a vendor with the Port Authority prior to bidding for contract opportunities.  Click here to register.


Port Authority solicitations and bid openings are handled through the PA’s procurement department.  Click here for a list of current solicitations.

Aviation Industry Buyer Opportunities

The JFK Redevelopment Program will also include ensuring opportunities in the professional services fields. A variety of events will provide networking opportunities and technical assistance for small businesses seeking to participate. A focus of the community relations effort will be to identify local businesses and assist them in gaining the appropriate certifications to facilitate their ability to compete for contracts.


Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The JFK Redevelopment Program will offer a variety of employment opportunities, both at the Port Authority and with the many private entities taking part in the program. The Port Authority of NY & NJ coordinates hiring and job training efforts through the Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO). Together, the PA and CAO identify employment opportunities within the aviation industry and connect job seekers to employment. A special focus of the program will be to provide opportunities to those living in the immediate vicinity of JFK. Click here for more information on current job opportunities.