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A Billion-Dollar Runway for Small Firms: How TIA's Master Plan is All-Inclusive Read more

A Billion-Dollar Runway for Small Firms: How TIA's Master Plan is All-Inclusive

For Derek Mateos, the ongoing expansion at Tampa International Airport has meant more than just new flights and destinations; it has opened a world of opportunity and growth for his business.

“We poured the first bit of concrete on this billion-dollar project,” said the locally-based, Cuban-American entrepreneur and president of Matcon Construction Services Inc. His firm is one of 145 minority- or women-owned businesses participating in the nearly $1 billion master plan that will ensure the growth of Tampa Bay’s main airport.

“We’ve been out here for three years doing the tunnel work,” Mateos said.

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