Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Airport Commission to Vote on China Hub Today

Posted By on Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 8:02 AM

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Yesterday in Jefferson City, legislators meeting in a special session took up the controversial topic of providing $360 million in tax credits to subsidize a trade hub with China at Lambert Field.

"St. Louis Aerotropolis" is what backers of the idea call their project, which they say will lead to thousands of local jobs and make the region a key trade destination with China. "Errortropolis" is what state Sen. Jason Crowell (R - Cape Girardeau) called the plan yesterday during debate inside the Capitol that will continue today.

Meanwhile, we're told the St. Louis Airport Commission will also meet this afternoon to vote on whether to approve a space permit, operating agreement and lease agreement with China Cargo Airlines as part of the deal. Look for an update on that matter later today on Daily RFT. 

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