AMAC congratulates long-time supporter and former AMAC Board Chair Nancy West, Founder and Managing Member of Exstare Federal Services Group, LLC, as well as AMAC supporters Mara Rosales, Managing Partner of Rosales Law Partners LLP, and AMAC member and strategic partner Wendy Price, President of WHP Research, Inc., in the recent release of the long-awaited publication of ACRP Report 126: A Guidebook for Increasing Diverse and Small Business Participation in Airport Business Opportunities.
As stated in the forward By Theresia H. Schatz, Staff Officer, Transportation Research Board, ACRP Report 126: A Guidebook for Increasing Diverse and Small Business Participation in Airport Business Opportunities is a compilation of industry best practices and other measures airports can utilize to attract and enhance participation in their contract opportunities.
AMAC values the approach this guidebook takes in providing perspective from various vantage points and the information it provides to airports and businesses seeking and/or participating in airport contracts. Under ACRP Project 0125, research was conducted by Exstare Federal Services Group, LLC, in association with Rosales Law Partners LLP and WHP Research, Inc. To supplement information from the literature review, 112 airport industry stakeholders, including airport board members, chief executives, DBELOs, business owners, government officials, and others were interviewed.
Additional AMAC members and others who contributed to this effort include Kenneth Gwyn; Courtney Beamon, Delta Airport Consultants; Steven Baker, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Thiané Carter Edwards, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority; Nedra Ferrar Swift, Swift Services, Inc.; Simeon Terry, Austin Commercial; Starla Bryant, American Association of Airport Executives; Diego Rincon, Philadelphia International Airport; and Lillian Miller, FAA. We congratulate and salute Nancy West, Mara Rosales and Wendy Price and all contributors for their collective efforts in producing this exceptional report.
To read the report, click here.