St. Louis Airport Seeking Tax Incentives For Cargo Business

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Supporters of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are heading back to Jefferson City for yet another attempt to boost international cargo flights here. Now a bill to create tax incentives for the effort is starting to pick up speed in the Legislature. The measure is a more modest version of the controversial Aerotropolis tax credit, which failed to pass in 2011 despite big support from business people in the St. Louis area. The incentive is designed to lower the cost of shipping through Lambert enough that cargo airlines and freight forwarders decide it’s worthwhile to come here instead of more-established hubs in Chicago, Atlanta or Dallas.

Read more in the St. Louis Post Dispatch


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