Office of Business Diversity

The City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation Office of Business Diversity (OBD) certifies firms as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBEs) to participate on projects that receive federal funding. The OBD operates under federal regulations (49 CFR Part 23 Part 26 ) and the Mayor’s Executive Order #14-08.  The DBE Program is a small business program that has both personal net worth and business size caps. The OBD is one of five certifying members of the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PAUCP). 

The PAUCP provides “one stop shopping” for certification of DBE applicants. A DBE applicant need only file one application to become certified for all recipients of United States Department of Transportation (FAA, FHWA, and/or the FTA) funds in Pennsylvania.

The City of Philadelphia Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) registers firms to participate on projects that are funded solely by the City.

PHL 3-Year DBE Goals

In fulfillment of the requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26 (49 CFR Part 26), Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has developed a proposed Overall Goal for FFY 2023-2025 for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-funded projects at PHL and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE). A public meeting was held on May 23, 2022 to review the methodology used to calculate the proposed goal; the meeting's presentation is available at FFY 2023-2025 Proposed DBE Goal.

Small Business Program

PHL also has a Small Business Program. Please click here for more information.




​Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

FY 2023- 2025

​DBE Goal %

​Overall Goal

18.8 %

​Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise - FY 2024-2026

​ACDBE Goal %

​Car Rental Goal

​2.08 %

​Non-Car Rental Goal

21.64 %



Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
FY 2023- 2025

DBE Goal %

Overall Goal

18.8 %



Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

FY 2023 thru 2025 – PHL/PNE DBE Administrative Plan



Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program  

2021 thru 2023 ACDBE Goal & Methodology

          FY 2024-2026 ACDBE Goal - PHL Administrative Plan



Contact Information:

M. Denise Bailey
Deputy Director of Aviation for Business Diversity and Accessibility
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia International Airport
Finance Department
Executive Offices - Terminals D & E 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19153
(215) 937-1801 (office)

Certification Unit Contact:

[email protected]

In accordance with 49 CFR 26.27, it is the policy of PHL to acknowledge services offered by financial institutions owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in the community.  PHL encourages its contractors and vendors to make use of these institutions as they can.  Below is contact information for the financial institutions in the Philadelphia area:

United Bank of Philadelphia
1502 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 978-5300
Asian Bank
6509 Castor Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19149
Phone: (215) 592-1188
Noah Bank
7301 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Phone: (215) 424-5100
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