Saturday, August 27, 2011

Existing #Aerotropolis Warehouse Space is Sufficient so What's the $300 Million for?

Audrey Spalding of the Show-Me Institute: What's Wrong with Aerotropolis - What's the $300 Million for?

If two warehouses would satisfy the projected demand for exports, what's the $300 million in tax credits for? In this video, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Audrey Spalding discusses recently released documents from the Midwest China Hub Commission which contain expert findings suggesting that existing warehouse space around Lambert Airport would satisfy increased international air cargo demand.

I also learned that the Midwest China Commission opened their Beijing office in 2009. This passage from that press release looks interesting:

The Beijing office, which is housed in the building of London Export Corporation (LEC), will support the Commission's efforts in administrative and research functions. It is in close proximity to key government offices and will act as the direct liaison with Chinese officials.
LEC Managing Director Stephen Perry, also is chairman of the 48 Group Club, an independent business network committed to promoting positive relations with China.

I wonder if we will learn more about London Export Corporation and the 48 Group Club before or after the special session.

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