The St. Louis region has an extraordinary opportunity to become an international cargo hub for high-value, special handling goods shipped between the United States and China. Success will mean tens of millions of dollars of new investment, and will protect or create thousands of jobs here.
I am working with other St. Louis and statewide leaders on a very strong proposal to make Lambert International Airport into one terminus of such an air bridge. But, it is not the only possible local choice. Underused Mid-America Airport is another.
Both locations benefit the St. Louis region. Neither airport’s chances are improved by working against each other.