Memphis, TN – In May 2018, Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D), a minority-owned airport consulting firm, was awarded by
the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) a $4.6-million contract to prepare new master plans for
the Memphis International Airport (MEM), General Dewitt Spain Airport, and Charles W. Baker Airport.
“We are tremendously excited about the opportunity to work with the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
staff as we plan for the airport’s and community’s future,” said Matt Johnson, Senior Vice President of the
Planning Division. “We hope to help MSCAA build on their recent successes to continue to maintain and grow
airport assets that the community can be proud of – ones that sustainably support the ec onomic and social needs
of the community.”
J|D’s efforts will update the master plan for Memphis International, last completed in 2009 while it was a transfer
hub for Northwest/Delta Airlines, and develop new plans for Spain and Baker. Each plan will reflect industry
changes, update forecast and growth projections, and establish development priorities in consideration of recent
and pending improvements to facilities and infrastructure – all while upgrading the customer experience. The
plans will also focus on preparing for emerging technologies such as passenger screening advancements and
unmanned aerial systems, as well as the planning for sustainability and resiliency in the face of changing
economic and climate conditions.
“We are excited to partner with J|D in developing long-term plans for our three airports. We are committed to
developing our airport system in a sustainable way that benefits the community and Mid-South and enhances
our position as a leader in economic growth,” said Scott Brockman, MSCAA President and CEO.
Founded in 2001 and based in Metro Detroit, Michigan, Jacobsen|Daniels, LLC (J|D) is a diversified technical and strategy consultancy with business lines providing planning, operations, implementation, and development services to airports and a variety of government and private sector clients. The company started with two employees and an idea — a family of businesses. Today, with coast-to-coast coverage, J|D provides services to their clients with five business lines: Airline Services; Business & Operations; Facilities; Management Services; and Planning. Learn more about J|D at www.jacobsendaniels.com, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @JourneywithJD.