Launch Pad BWI 2021: Small and minority businesses invited to explore concessions opportunities at BWI Marshall Airport

First virtual Informational Session will be held May 18, 2021

WHAT:         Small and minority businesses in the Maryland/Washington D.C. Metro are invited to explore an exciting opportunity to start a retail or grab-and-go food and beverage business at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Launch Pad BWI is an “internship” concession program that provides an opportunity for area business owners to participate in the airport’s retail program for a limited time. These entrepreneurs have access to operating a business with a low investment, business resources, and ongoing business development training.

Piloted in 2017, Launch Pad has welcomed small and minority businesses to the airport, including Fran’s Organic Bodycare and Fashion Spa House. Proposals for the 2021 program are now being accepted.

Learn more at the Launch Pad BWI 2021 Informational Session on May 18. The free virtual event will be hosted in partnership with Fraport Maryland, BWI Marshall Airport, and The Nelson Ideation Group (TNIG).

WHEN:         Launch Pad BWI 2021 Informational Session
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Register today at

About Fraport USA®

Fraport USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage programs at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Newark Liberty International Airport’s (EWR) Terminal B. A leading airport concessions model in North America, Fraport USA’s projects rank among the highest for passenger spending and consistently receive accolades for innovation and customer service. For more information, visit Fraport USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Fraport AG is active at some 30 airports on four continents around the globe. Visit Fraport AG at