Airport Concessions Disadvantage Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) ACDBE regulation, 49 CFR Part 23, went into effect April 21, 2005. John Wayne Airport (JWA) is required to develop and implement an ACDBE program in compliance with 49 CFR Part 23.

JWA conducted stakeholder consultation to solicit comments regarding the establishment of JWA’s ACDBE goal for airport concessions for federal fiscal years 2021 through 2023. On January 15, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Civil Rights approved JWA’s three-year, 100% race-neutral, overall ACDBE goal of 27.7%.


Additional Resources

For information about the DBE program, including how to become ACDBE certified, please visit

For information about Programs and Technical Assistance Resources provided by USDOT, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), please view the brochure below.