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Disadvantaged Business Programs

The Wayne County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) receives federal funds for airport improvement projects. This mandates the Airport Authority administers a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBEs). It is the Airport Authority’s policy that DBEs shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of construction and professional service contracts, and that ACDBEs shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of concession and management services contracts.

Detroit Metro Airport: Reach New Heights with Our Thriving DBE/ACDBE Ecosystem

Fuel your business growth alongside leading brands at a global airport transportation hub.


  • The opportunity to secure lucrative contracts funded by federal dollars.
  • Networking with major brands and concessionaires in a booming travel hub.
  • Gaining invaluable insight from established industry veterans and national companies.

This isn't just a program, it's a launchpad. We partner with you, every step of the way, from effortless online certification to dedicated support and exclusive training opportunities.

Join our vibrant DBE/ACDBE community and discover a world of possibilities where inclusion meets innovation.

Partner with Detroit Metro Airport: Thrive as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) or Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).

Ready to elevate your business? The Wayne County Airport Authority empowers Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBEs) like yours to thrive at Detroit Metro Airport.

Become a DBE/ACDBE Certified Vendor and:

  • Access Lucrative Federally Funded Opportunities: at a major transportation hub.
  • Enhance Visibility: Get featured in our statewide MUCP (Michigan Unified Certification Program) online directory.
  • Grow Your Reach: Expand your business by partnering with established prime contractors on a multitude of projects.

Simple Certification Process:

  • Certify Online: Effortlessly complete your DBE/ACDBE certification with a choice of three qualified Michigan agencies.
  • Eligibility Made Easy: Meet our straightforward criteria, including ownership by disadvantaged individuals and compliance with size standards.

Dedicated Support:

  • Expert Guidance: Our Business Diversity Unit is here to assist you every step of the way.
  • Resources and Training: Access valuable workshops, networking events, and mentorship programs.

Don't miss your chance to succeed! Partner with the Wayne County Airport Authority DBE/ACDBE program and unlock a world of possibilities at Detroit Metro Airport.

Are you a DBE looking to partner with a SBE or a Small Business Enterprise looking for more information?, click here to be redirected to our SBE page.

For further information on the DBE / ACDBE Program, contact the Business Diversity Unit at (734) 955-5785 or email us [email protected]