Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program

SBE Program

SBE Program Forms

The Lafayette Regional Airport has established a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program.



The LAC shall never exclude any person from participation in, deny any person the benefits of, or otherwise discriminate against anyone in connection with the award and performance of any contract on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin.

In administering its SBE program, the LAC shall not, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, use criteria or methods of administration that have the effect of defeating or substantially impairing accomplishment of the objectives of the SBE program with respect to individuals of a particular race, color, sex, or national origin.

The SBE Program is race- and gender neutral and participation is open to all for-profit businesses of which 51% of the company is owned and controlled by an economically disadvantaged individual.

SBE Eligibility

The Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program is race- and gender neutral and open to all Small Business Enterprises that are for-profit business concerns that have 51% ownership and control by an economically disadvantaged individuals.

An SBE must meet the following criteria:

  1. The firm MUST be at least 51% owned and controlled by an economically disadvantaged individual. Economically disadvantaged is defined as a person whose personal net worth is less than $1.32 million.
  2. The economically disadvantaged owner MUST be a U.S. citizen or lawfully permanent resident of the U.S.
  3. The firm MUST meet the Small Business Administration’s size standard and MUST NOT exceed $23.98 million gross receipts.

LAC will accept businesses certified as SBE by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) Small Business Element (SBE) Program.  SBE firms certified by the LADOTD can be found at

LAC will also accept certified Small Business Entrepreneurs and Veteran-Owned Businesses certified through the Louisiana Division of Administration (LDOA) – Louisiana Hudson Initiative Small Business Entrepreneurship and Veteran-Owned Business programs. Small entrepreneurs certified through the LDOA Hudson Initiative and Veteran-Owned-Business programs can be found at

For questions and/or concern on the Lafayette Regional Airport’s Small Business Enterprise Program, contact:

Rene Cotton

DBE Liaison Officer


Lafayette Airport Commission

200 Terminal Drive

Lafayette, LA 70508

337-703-4800 (phone)

337-703-4983 (fax)