China Hub http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Asian American Chamber Of Commerce Aims To Serve As Bridge To Larger Community http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-asian-american-chamber-commerce-aims-serve-bridge-larger-community <p>The Asian American Chamber of Commerce is a relatively recent addition to the St. Louis business scene. The organization&#39;s founders, Johnny Wang and Alexander Lee, created the chamber two years ago in the wake of efforts to create a China Hub at Lambert International Airport.</p><p>In the process of their work for the China Hub, Wang and Lee realized St. Louis didn&#39;t have an organization dedicated to promoting Asian American businesses and decided to form the Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC).</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:24:21 +0000 Camille Phillips 30389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Asian American Chamber Of Commerce Aims To Serve As Bridge To Larger Community Former U.S. Senator Kit Bond, WTC’s Tim Nowak Support Increased Trade With China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-us-senator-kit-bond-wtc-s-tim-nowak-support-increased-trade-china <p>Earlier this month, Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders wrapped up a trade mission to China.&nbsp; The trip was designed, in part, to revive the so-called China Hub project.</p><p>Members of the Midwest-China Hub Commission and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics&nbsp;signed an agreement in Shanghai to pursue expanding trade between the U.S. and China, and in particular adding new airfreight routes between the Asian nation and St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:23:27 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7532 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former U.S. Senator Kit Bond, WTC’s Tim Nowak Support Increased Trade With China 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 Missouri exports grow at record-setting pace http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-exports-grow-record-setting-pace <p>Missouri exports are growing at a record-setting pace this year and trade with markets in Asia is up more than 24 percent this year alone.</p><p>Tim Nowak, executive director of World Trade Center St. Louis, said low paying manufacturing jobs in Asia have created a consumer market for Missouri products.</p><p>Nowak said that, in turn, translates to jobs in St. Louis.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:03:29 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4333 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri exports grow at record-setting pace Congressman praises river port potential to Chinese delegation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congressman-praises-river-port-potential-chinese-delegation <p>An Illinois Congressman and US transportation officials are talking up a Granite City river port to a Chinese delegation exploring new trade routes to the American market.</p><p>Congressman Jerry Costello touted the access America&#39;s Central Port&nbsp;has to railroads and highways during a visit from China&#39;s Vice Minister of Maritime Affairs, Xu&nbsp;Zuyuan.</p><p>Costello said a harbor to be completed next year will give&nbsp;a strategic advantage in moving imports and exports.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:12:44 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congressman praises river port potential to Chinese delegation 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 Slay blasts lawmakers for do-nothing special session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-blasts-lawmakers-do-nothing-special-session <p>Mayor Francis Slay is fuming over the results of the just-concluded special session.</p><p>&quot;Goodbye state legislators. Thanks for (almost) nothing,&quot; the mayor <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/MayorSlay/statuses/129277721221148672">tweeted</a> this afternoon, a day after <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-ends-special-legislative-session-tax-incentives-bill-dead">the state Senate adjourned</a> without taking action on a large economic development package and a measure that would end more than 150 years of state oversight of the St. Louis police department.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:11:24 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2341 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay blasts lawmakers for do-nothing special session 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 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