(KMOV) – A new study says Missouri meat could make a lot of money for the state as an international commodity, and Lambert Airport could be the place where beef generates big bucks for the area.
A group of influential business and government leaders hired a nonprofit agency to study if shipping meat from Lambert to China is feasible, and according to the study, the answer is yes.
The Midwest China Hub Commission hired the National Center for Beef Excellence to examine how much beef and pork could be exported to China via Lambert. The NCBE says a China hub at Lambert could send up to 11 million pounds of meat to China.
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce says that a China Hub in the area would lead to roughly 20,000 construction jobs, and more than 10,000 permanent jobs over several years.