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Local Developing Business (LDB)

This program is a gender and race neutral program for small businesses that have non-exclusive permits to provide general aeronautical services to commercial airlines and aircraft operators at Miami International Airport. It is designed to provide opportunities for firms that meet the following criteria:

  • Located and performing a commercially useful function in Miami-Dade County or be at least 51% owned by a person or persons who reside in Miami-Dade.
  • Not exceeding 3 year average gross receipts of $22,410,000
  • Must possess the required licenses to do business in Miami-Dade County.
  • Annual renewal of certification required.

Certificate Applications

How to apply
The Small Business Development (SBD) Division of the Internal Services Department is pleased to announce that the Miami-Dade County Business Management Workforce System (BMWS) is now “live”. BMWS is a new web-based software system that firms will be required to utilize to apply for or renew their Local Developing Business (LDB) certification.

To renew or apply for LDB certification, you should follow the below steps:
1. Log into
2. Click the Renew/Apply for Certification link in the “Key Actions” box.
3. Select the options that are appropriate for your company.
4. Answer the eligibility questions.
5. Preview the document list and click the Continue button to the application.
6. Click on Process to complete each section.

A green arrow will indicate that the section is complete. All documents that are required will be listed on the document list of the online application.  

Expansion Request
Currently certified firms looking to change or expand commodity code, ownership, business address, etc. must visit  

Change Request
Currently certified firms looking to make simple changes like telephone numbers, email address, fax numbers, web address, etc. must visit  

It is strongly encouraged that you visit and click the “Training” tab to sign up for live webinars that are offered on an ongoing basis and are free of charge.  

For additional information, you may contact the Internal Services Department - Small Business Development Division at 305-375-3111 or email.

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