On the Illinois side of the river, located near one of the most important military installations in the world is everything that politicians are looking for at Lambert Airport. Governor Nixon has failed to realize that what he is looking for at Lambert is just waiting to be used a little across the river only less than fifteen minutes away from Busch Stadium. Years ago, St. Clair County built Mid America Airport and has been trying to work out a deal to bring Chinese cargo planes to use their facility. Cargo traffic is the latest attempt to make use of an unused airport that was suppose to have civilian flights. However, the use of Lambert and the lack of public knowledge that this airport actually existed caused the company to go out of business. Now Governor Nixon would like to have Missourians give tax credits or other funding to build what we have just fifteen minutes away from St. Louis already in place. We have an airport and warehouses that are unused that could be used if he would just give his neighbors on the east side of the river a call.
Governor Nixon did a good job of creating more jobs for the great State of Missouri by securing deals with the Chinese. More jobs could be created for all Americans if they could just do a better job of exporting products to developing nations and partnering with other companies or other airports like Mid America Airport in stimulating their business, this economy, and creating more jobs for a nation that is hungry for work.
We are in a more globally competitive economy and reaching out and making partnerships, making trade deals with developing nations, and creating partnerships with other businesses or governments is a right step in the direction of competing in an ever changing and more competitive global economy. There is a greater market for American goods and services in other countries. Our agriculture is one of our biggest strengths and the need for food will grow more and more as the rest of the world develops into and goes through the same industrial revolution that our country use to go through.
We really could feed the world if we really wanted to. Competitive Advantage is the business of finding what you can do better than anyone else to make a profit. No one can grow food better than the United States. What other things do we make in this country that is in short supply in other countries. You know why so many other countries are doing better than us. They are doing better than us cause they got the same ideal that Governor Nixon did? Instead of whining they went to other countries and found ways to create jobs in their own country. You know for every time one of our state leaders secures investment from a different country for this area it will provide five times as much in revenue for the local economy. This is the reason why other countries offer companies tax incentives to build plants and factories in their countries. They know that in the long run it will be rewarded many times over for the tax breaks or incentives that they give to businesses to create jobs in their local economies overseas.