'Aerotropolis' Chinese cargo hub at Lambert Airport one step closer to reality

8:49 PM, Jul 20, 2011   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A plan to make Lambert-St. Louis International Airport a Chinese cargo hub is moving forward and it could bring several thousand jobs to Missouri.

City and state officials called the plan an "historic jobs bill" during a Wednesday afternoon news conference at the airport.

The program, called "Aerotropolis", would create more than 20,000 jobs by turning Lambert Airport into an international trade hub for Missouri and Midwest exports and distribution.

The bill would also subsidize the cost of building warehouses to house foreign trade.

Governor Jay Nixon said he will call a special session to consider the new legislation.


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