More than 130 Greater St. Louis, Inc. investors joined civic leaders and elected officials last night in the Andrew C. Taylor for Civic Collaboration to welcome FAA Central Region Administrator Joseph N. Miniace to St. Louis in a show of support for the transformation of St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

One of the St. Louis metro’s largest and most critical economic assets, the airport is pursuing a new, single terminal renovation, a project vital to attracting new businesses and residents to our metro and driving inclusive growth — and a top priority for GSL and the St. Louis business community. The airport could add nearly $5 billion in annual economic impact by 2032, according to a recent report.

“We know that the airport itself is a huge driver of economic impact, supporting tens of thousands of jobs and serving as the regional center of our aerospace industry, which is helping to power our metro’s resurgence,” said Sam Murphey, GSL’s Chief Strategy Officer.

To support the effort to transform the airport, GSL is launching a coalition of business and civic leaders, led by an advisory committee consisting of David Kemper, Executive Chairman of Commerce Bancshares Inc. and Greater St. Louis, Inc. board member; Laura Kaiser, President and CEO of SSM Health; Kyle Lopez, CEO of PARIC Holdings; and John Tracy, Executive Chairman of Dot Family Holdings.

“The business community is unified in our support to transform the airport and we will step up in whatever way we need to in order to move this project forward,” said Kemper. “It is that critical for the future of St. Louis.”

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