The Business Diversity Committee (BDC) is committed to developing proactive outreach and educational programs that provide a forum to discuss diversity issues and promoting best practices.  The Committee monitors changes in legislation, regulatory requirements, and business practices affecting disadvantaged business enterprises (“DBE”), airport concessions disadvantaged business enterprises (“ACDBE”) and female, minority and small (F/M/S) businesses at airports.  It contributes to ACI-NA policy recommendations on DBE/ACDBE/F/M/S business issues, as well as, promotes successful airport DBE/ACDBE/F/M/S/ business programs. The BDC is further committed to demonstrating that diversity is a good business practice in that it promotes supplier competition and helps develop an airport business environment and workforce that is reflective of the community in which it operates.

Leadership

Chair
Valerie Churchwell
Small Business Engagement Manager
City of Phoenix Aviation Department

Committee Secretary
Deborah McElroy
(202) 293-8090

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Press Releases

Airports Council Welcomes ICAO Restart Recommendations

Airports Council today welcomed recommendations put forward by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Council Aviation Recovery Task Force as air travel begins to resume following the coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic.

Airports Council Statement on CARES Act Grants

ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today released the following statement regarding new information on how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will administer the $10 billion in grants for airports provided in the CARES Act.

American Airports Applaud President, Congress for Swift Passage of CARES ACT

ACI-NA today applauded the passage of The CARES Act – the U.S. economic stimulus package coming in response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Business Diversity

Americans Are Starting to Fly Again

States around the country are taking their first steps to safely reopen our economy and to start rebuilding a sense of normal life. This Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial [...]

Scott Pelley to Keynote Airports Council Annual Conference

Meet our 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) this week revealed that Scott Pelley, the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor […]

Members of Congress Announce Framework for Infrastructure Bill That Includes a PFC Increase

Last week, ACI-NA welcomed the news of an infrastructure investment framework – called the “Moving Forward Framework” – which was announced by a group of Members of Congress, led by […]

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