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Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program is an Authority-wide initiative governed by the WCAA Procurement & Contracting Ordinance. It was created to increase the number of opportunities available to small businesses located within the Southeast Michigan area, on non-federally funded Airport Authority contracts.

Elevate Your Small Business at Detroit Metro Airport's Dynamic SBE Program

Embark on a journey of growth for your small business right here at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)!
Immerse yourself in the thriving community of our Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program, designed to
connect local firms with potential contracts and expansive growth opportunities.

Benefits of Joining our SBE Program:

  • Amplified contract possibilities: Actively embrace SBE involvement through established goals,
    enticing incentives; with the use of equalization credits, and specialized procurement channels.
  • Committed support: Rely on our Business Diversity Unit at every turn, providing comprehensive
    training, valuable resources, and personalized assistance.

Eligibility & Steps:

  • Based within the Air Trade Area: Encompassing 10 Michigan counties, ensuring a localized impact
    and focus.
  • Meet SBA size standards: Defined by average annual gross receipts or employee count over a span
    of 3 years. Click here for size standards.
  • Seamless online application: Apply, manage profile updates, and access training effortlessly
    through our secure portal.
  • Swift certification: Obtain your SBE certification promptly within a reasonable timeframe.

Ready to propel your business to new heights?

Join the SBE program to:

  • Increase Potential Contract Opportunities: Enhance your chances of winning contracts with the
    airport, a pivotal economic hub in the region.
  • Boost Visibility: Get featured in our online SBE directory; easily searchable by keywords, connecting
    you with potential partners and other businesses.
  • Access Valuable Resources: Enjoy free training, workshops, and networking events to fuel the
    growth of your business.

Simple Application Process:

  • Get Certified Online: Our user-friendly portal ensures a quick and easy SBE certification application
  • Eligibility Made Easy: Meet straightforward criteria, including being headquartered within the Air
    Trade Area and meeting SBA size standards.
  • Start Today: Click here to access the WCAA Diversity Compliance System and submit your
    application for certification. No LOG-IN REQUIRED. Go directly to the APPLY FOR/RENEW
    CERTIFICATION button to get started.

Support at Every Step:

  • Dedicated Team: Our Business Diversity Unit is ready to guide you through the process and address
    your questions.
  • Real-time Assistance: Access help through the online portal. For technical assistance, click the
    "Contact Support" button on the application site. For questions about the application, speak directly
    with a team member at (734) 245-5785.

Don't miss this chance to expand your business! Apply for SBE certification today and unlock a world of
possibilities at Detroit Metro Airport. You can also look at upcoming opportunities by accessing our
Procurement page here. We also administer the USDOT DBE and ACDBE programs. Click here for more

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