Airport projects creating more opportunities for local woman and minority owned businesses

When Dan Fernandez Jr. found out his company, McKenzie Contracting, had landed a job working on underground utilities for Tampa International Airport’s historic expansion, he was thrilled.

“The Airport job was, bottom line, critical,” he said. “It really put us on the map.”

His work at the Airport has propelled his company. Since he finished, his volume of business has doubled, his staff size has increased and he was able to purchase a new office building. He also recently…