NEWARK, NJ — Officials say a new outreach office at Newark Airport will help Newark-area businesses and women/minority contractors to get their own slices of the $2.7 billion pie known as the Terminal One Redevelopment Program.
According to the Port Authority, the Newark Community Outreach Office will act as the central resource for job and contracting opportunities for local residents and businesses interested in the Terminal One project. It will focus on “communication and building stronger community engagement,” and assist in the recruitment of certified minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE).
The Newark outreach office is located on the fourth floor of 89 Market Street in Newark. Its hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Appointments are recommended. For information and to schedule an appointment, outreach staff may be reached at (973) 961-6944. Additional information can be found online here.
According to Port Authority officials, Terminal One, which is replacing the outmoded Terminal A, will feature “cutting-edge digital technology, superior dining and retail options in approximately one million square feet of space able to accommodate 13.6 million passengers on three levels.”
Overall, the Terminal One project is expected to generate more than $4.6 billion in regional economic activity, “create more than 23,000 job years” and provide more than $1.9 billion in wages. Terminal One is scheduled to be fully operational by 2022.
The Newark facility is part of a network of community outreach offices that will support ongoing and future major agency redevelopment projects. In addition to Terminal One, community offices supporting the Port Authority‘s John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airport redevelopment projects are either open or in the works. An outreach center inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal supporting the replacement of the existing bus terminal also opened recently, officials said.
“As we make significant modernization investments at our facilities to enhance the travel experience, the Port Authority is committed to ensuring that local community involvement is ingrained in the process,” Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said. “The Newark outreach office is a valuable resource for residents and firms seeking opportunities with the program.”
“Terminal One is the largest design-build project the Port Authority has ever built in New Jersey, and it’s imperative that we have the community and local businesses deeply involved,” Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said. “We are committed to a process that includes minority and women-owned businesses as subcontractors, vendors and consultants, and to tapping a pool of local talent to keep Terminal One running efficiently and creating a world-class experience for our passengers.”
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Governor Phil Murphy – “New Jersey’s greatest assets are its people and its workforce. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s efforts to engage this workforce, particularly the minority and women-led small businesses and contractors of our state, will pay great dividends to the Terminal One project. I applaud the Port Authority‘s forward-thinking outreach efforts as it continues to modernize and redevelop our region’s aviation infrastructure.”
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. – “This office demonstrates a true commitment from the Port Authority to our local MWBE community. As a valuable resource for businesses in Newark and Essex County, I encourage the utilization of their services and the active engagement of our community in the agency’s certification process for this and future opportunities.”
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka – “We commend The Port Authority for opening an office in Newark to engage residents and make them aware of employment and contracting opportunities for local businesses that will be available at Newark Liberty International Airport with the building of Terminal One. This project offers significant opportunities for Newark.”I’m happy to join the opening of the Port Authority‘s Community Outreach Office for Terminal One Redevelopment. This Community Outreach Office will help the Port Authority continue growing opportunities and connecting small, women-owned, and minority businesses. pic.twitter.com/N7N1S9V4uM
— Rep. Donald Payne Jr (@RepDonaldPayne) April 15, 2019
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