China Hub Document: “We need someone, not a government agency, to make things happen”
The quote comes from notes the NCBE made from a meeting with Jens Tubbesing, “the lead person for Aerostrata to develop airfreight feasibility study for China.” We’ve already revealed that Aerostrata’s preliminary report showed warehouse space at Lambert is already sufficient to sustain the sort of cargo activity contemplated by the China Hub. But as it turns out, the “Aerotropolis” project was indeed lacking in one important aspect: critical private sector interest.
The document, in its entirety, follows.
We must create the demand, political and economic timetables are not the same, need private business to take the lead, like a Ross Perot and his business now employing 27,000 in Dallas. We need someone, not a government agency, to make things happen.
As Mr. Tubbesing notes, “it’s all about demand.” Where’s the entrepreneur that would drive the Aerotropolis project forward and make it a success?