On February 13th, the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport will be launching a new program called Small Business Operators Arriving Ready (SOAR) at the Evans Terminal. The program is designed to support small businesses and allow them to operate specialty retail shops. Interested business owners can attend an outreach event on the same day but must RSVP by the previous day. To reserve a spot, click on the link provided. Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 am and it is scheduled for 9 am.
In addition to the outreach event, businesses will also have the opportunity to learn about the request for proposals process at a workshop on February 19th. To register for the workshop, visit the airport’s website after the outreach event. Both events will be held at Wayne County Community College District Ted Scott campus located at 9555 Haggerty Road, Belleville.
Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton stated, “Small businesses are crucial to Michigan’s economy and we are committed to supporting them as they grow. As one of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport’s largest economic contributors with over $2 billion in impact each year, we believe that we are uniquely positioned to empower entrepreneurs as they take their small businesses to new heights.” SOAR will also expand DTW’s concessions program by providing customers with more specialty retail options in the Evans Terminal.