Exploring a potential private investment partnership with St. Louis Lambert International Airport allows the City to consider other visions and opportunities for how the airport could be managed and operated. The President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry shared his thoughts on this process.

On behalf of our state’s business community, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges the City of St. Louis to explore all possible options that could lead to improved air service for the region. We should not risk underestimating the importance of robust air service to the future of our state’s economy — and it would be a mistake to leave options off the table that could help us attract more and better flights. It’s time to take a step back and explore all opportunities out there that could lead to a transformational change and a new trajectory for air service in the St. Louis region.”