Guidance for Diversity in Airport Businesses Contracting and Workforce Programs

The challenges of running inclusive and diverse organizations apply to airports of all types and sizes. As recipients of federal funds, airports are required to administer a federal program that seeks to provide equal access for participation in airport related business opportunities. Likewise, many airports are also obligated to do so under state and local programs. There are indicators that many airports are already taking proactive steps to address these issues and are unlocking the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce. These programs provide benefits to the airport and surrounding communities, but there has not been a comprehensive benefit-cost analysis for diversity contracting programs and its impact on the workforce.   Airport specific research is needed to provide guidance for identifying and calculating benefits and costs of business and workforce diversity programs. Understanding and communicating the economic impact on airports and surrounding communities can benefit both airport operators and stakeholders.    The objective of this research is to develop guidance to assist airport operators and various stakeholders at airports of all types and sizes that (1) identifies and quantifies the benefits, costs, and the regional economic impact of  diversity contracting  for airport businesses to be coupled with a related tool(s); and (2) correlates diversity and inclusion challenges with best practices to mitigate those challenges in airport workforce programs.   


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 06-05

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cadmus Group, Inc.

    Waltham, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Krop, Richard

  • Start Date: 20180525
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190924
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41861

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01642762
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 06-05
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2017 1:00AM