Slay: Underused Land Around Lambert Good For Boeing
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - Part of the incentive package to lure Boeing to St. Louis will include land near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Mayor Francis Slay told KMOX he’s been talking with Boeing executives about 400 hundred acres the city owns near the airport.
“We have a lot of land at the airport that we control,” he said. Adding that there are several sites he believes would be very attractive to Boeing.
Listen to Mayor Slay’s entire interview below:
Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley traveled to Jefferson City on Tuesday to meet with lawmakers and urge them to back an incentive package.
“We’re talking about a company that is well known. This is a company that has built things in Missouri,” Slay said.
“Anytime you’re giving some kind of tax incentive to try and attract more jobs, there is always an element of risk. But when you’re dealing with a company with this kind of prestige, the risk is very very small.”
Late Tuesday, Senate and House Committees agreed to move forward with their versions of Gov. Jay Nixon’s bill that offers Boeing aircraft company more than $1 billion in tax breaks over the next 20 years.