Business Diversity Development
Business Diversity Development (BDD) is responsible for administering programs to encourage the growth and development of minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses and disadvantaged businesses at St. Louis Lambert International Airport and City of St. Louis projects to the fullest extent possible.
The program includes certification of businesses for the federal Disadvantaged/Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE /ACDBE) programs and the City of St. Louis' Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program, monitoring contracts for compliance with those programs, City of St. Louis Living Wage program, and outreach activities to attract new firms.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the grounds of Race, Color, or National Origin under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Title 49 of the U.S.C. section 47123 expanded the definition of “Non-discrimination” under Title VI to also include: Sex (based on gender): and Creed (based on religion)
WHAT DOES TITLE VI MEAN TO ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?
By accepting Federal grants, Title VI requires St. Louis Lambert International Airport to:
Ensure against Discrimination in Grant Activities
Ensure against Discrimination in Employment Practices
Ensure Title VI Language and Compliance in with ALL Contracts
Conspicuously Display Non-Discrimination Posters throughout Airport
Notify the Flying Public of their Rights and Complaint Procedures
Address Limited English Proficiency and Environmental Justice Issues
WHAT IS LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (LEP)?
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) relates to those who:
Do not Speak English as their Primary Language
Have a Limited Ability to Read. Write. Speak. Or Understand English
May be Entitled to Language Assistance for Certain Services and Benefits