Fraport USA has joined forces with Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BW) to introduce LaunchPad, a pilot program designed to create opportunities for local entrepreneurs to jump-start their small business in the retail program at BWI.
LaunchPad also identifies and develops prospective Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise operators.
“LaunchPad is a natural outgrowth of our commitment to maximizing local and minority business participation and success at the airport,” said Brett Kelly, vice president of AIRMALL Maryland. “We continue to lead the industry with a high participation of ACDBE operators at the airport. LaunchPad, which supports local entrepreneurs and small business owners from targeted communities, offers extensive training and resources. Essentially, we are incubating the next generation of ACDBE operators.”