aerotropolis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo.-St. Louis Trade Delegation In China Renews Air Cargo Hub Efforts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-st-louis-trade-delegation-china-renews-air-cargo-hub-efforts <p>Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders are wrapping up a trade mission to China this week designed to revive the so-called China Hub project.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7087 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo.-St. Louis Trade Delegation In China Renews Air Cargo Hub Efforts Nixon mum on plans for China hub tax credits during hunting program event http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-mum-plans-china-hub-tax-credits-during-hunting-program-event <p>While in the St. Louis region Tuesday for a press conference on the Share the Harvest program (which you can learn more about below) Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon called his trade trip to China productive - however, he had little to say about whether he wants to renew efforts to get tax credits for a China hub.<br /><br />The Democrat said his week-long trip resulted in $4.6 billion in export agreements between Missouri and China.<br /> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:44:34 +0000 Maria Altman 2384 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon mum on plans for China hub tax credits during hunting program event Nixon says lack of China hub agreement won't change trade trip to the country http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-says-lack-china-hub-agreement-wont-change-trade-trip-country <p>In August, Gov. Jay Nixon, with much fanfare, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-outlines-plans-2011-special-session">called for a special session</a> of the Missouri General Assembly.</p><p>So, what&#39;s the top priority for everyone? A package of tax credits affectionately known as <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-scales-back-aerotropolis-credits-local-control-debate-looms">&quot;Aerotropolis,&quot; </a>which would provide incentives for the creation of a hub for Chinese cargo at Lambert Airport.</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:06:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2298 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon says lack of China hub agreement won't change trade trip to the country Morning headlines: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-october-18-2011 <p><strong>Nixon to announce details of China trip</strong></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says state officials expect to finalize billions of dollars of export agreements during an upcoming trade trip to China. Nixon plans to announce more details of the trip today during a visit to a Cargill soybean processing facility in Kansas City.</p><p>The governor said&nbsp;Monday the trip will allow the state to sign export agreements with Chinese agencies and provide a chance for numerous Missouri businesses to close deals with Chinese customers.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:28:06 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Maria Altman 2267 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Mo. House panel advances business incentive bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-panel-advances-business-incentive-bill <p>A Missouri House committee has advanced legislation offering new incentives for some businesses and international exporters.</p><p>The vote Wednesday by the House Economic Development Committee could pave the way for the full chamber to debate the bill Thursday.</p><p>The plan creates incentives for computer data centers, amateur sports events and air cargo exports at the St. Louis airport. It also scales back some existing tax credits, but not as much as proposed under a version passed last month by the Senate.</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 21:47:08 +0000 The Associated Press 2194 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House panel advances business incentive bill Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-september-20-2011 <p><strong>Special legislative session may end unless consensus found in 2 days</strong></p><p>Supporters and opponents of the scaled-down tax credit bill spent more than six hours&nbsp;Monday trying to make their respective cases to a Missouri House committee.&nbsp; Senate leaders slashed $300 million&nbsp; from the Aerotropolis proposal before passing it, and say that the Compete Missouri provision in the bill can more than make up for the deleted warehouse incentives.&nbsp;</p><p>David Kerr, who heads the state&#39;s Economic Development department, testified in favor of the bill.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:19:21 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 2085 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Senate passes scaled-back Aerotropolis; tax relief for Joplin businesses delayed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senate-passes-scaled-back-aerotropolis-tax-relief-joplin-businesses-delayed <p><strong>Updated 5:32 p.m. with reaction from the Mo. House Speaker</strong></p><p>A measure that sharply reduces the amount of tax credits available to support the creation of an international cargo hub at<a href="http://www.lambert-stlouis.com/"> Lambert-St. Louis International Airport </a>is in the hands of the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a>.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> State Senate </a>approved the measure this morning.</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:09:15 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 2048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senate passes scaled-back Aerotropolis; tax relief for Joplin businesses delayed Mo. Senate scales back "Aerotropolis" credits, local control debate looms http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-scales-back-aerotropolis-credits-local-control-debate-looms <p><strong><span style="font-weight: bold;">Updated 9:39 a.m. Sept. 14</span></strong></p><p>A smaller version of the wide-ranging tax credit bill received first-round approval Tuesday in the Missouri Senate.&nbsp; GOP Senate leaders realized there was not enough support within their own caucus for passing $360 million in air cargo incentives, not to mention a threatened filibuster.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:43:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2041 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate scales back "Aerotropolis" credits, local control debate looms Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-september-13-2011 <p><strong>Missouri Senate to debate &quot;Aerotropolis&quot; tax credit today</strong></p><p>An analysis shows Missouri could either gain or lose money depending on how a proposed tax credit is implemented for international trade at the St. Louis airport.</p><p>Senators met as a large group&nbsp;Monday night&nbsp;to review the cost-benefit projections prepared by the state Department of Economic Development for the so-called &quot;aerotropolis&quot; tax credit.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:20:55 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2038 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Mo. Senate delays debate on business incentives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-delays-debate-business-incentives <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>has postponed debate on the<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696928"> massive tax credit bill </a>which includes $360 million for a cargo hub at<a href="http://www.lambert-stlouis.com/"> Lambert Airport in St. Louis</a>.</p><p>Debate was set to begin this morning, but some senators asked <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">President Pro-tem Rob Mayer </a>(R, Dexter)&nbsp;for more time to read the 268-page bill, which he granted. Thu, 08 Sep 2011 16:15:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2013 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate delays debate on business incentives