Saint Louis Aerotropolis — Another Flight of Fancy
Aired May 06, 2011
Missouri lawmakers are being asked to award $360 million in tax credits to Saint Louis warehouse developers, with the hope of boosting international trade. The tax credits would subsidize the construction and operation of cargo warehouses near Lambert Airport.
This proposal is more about subsidizing business as usual than encouraging international trade.
Christine Harbin, a recent transplant from Wisconsin, joined the Show-Me Institute as a research analyst in July 2009. She holds undergraduate degrees in economics, mathematics, and French from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an MBA with an emphasis in operations management from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. She interned with the National Economic Council at the White House in Washington, D.C., during spring 2007. Prior to joining the Show-Me Institute, she worked as an advance planning analyst for hospitals and health care systems.