Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs

The Port of Bellingham, which oversees the Bellingham International Airport (BLI), has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation 49 CFR Part 26 and an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program in accordance with U.S. DOT regulation 49 CFR Part 23. The Port of Bellingham is dedicated to the creation of a contracting environment that is welcoming to small businesses, including DBE’s.

Businesses seeking to be certified as a DBE or as an ACDBE should contact the Washington State Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (OMWBE) for more information.

BLI’s DBE Goals for fiscal years 2021-2023 can be viewed here

BLI ACDBE Goals for fiscal years 2022-2024 can be viewed here.

For additional information on the DBE Program, contact the DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO), Emily Phillipe, at emilyp@portofbellingham.com

For additional information on the ACDBE Program, contact the ACDBE Liaison Officer (ACDBELO), Aaron Collins, at aaronc@portofbellingham.com.