Comment 83333

By M. Desnoyers (anonymous) | Posted November 30, 2012 at 12:24:13 in reply to Comment 83319

To viennacafe;

According to the exhaustive and very expensive marketing study conducted by Dillon, approximately 70% of all jobs that the Aerotropolis is expected to create will be warehousing, distribution and logistics. This category will also utilize the largest land areas and will negatively, generate the lowest density of jobs per acre. In the words of Counilor Ferguson - there are no companies lining up to get in! The on-site "Aeropark" is approximately 85% vacant and has been availabel for development for over a decade and yet has not been filled.

I am fairly confident that an equally exhaustive study of HIA would demonstrate that the countless unrealistic growth projections have indeed not been realized and yet HIA is touted as the anchor pin to the success of the Aerotropolis.

We can ill afford to risk the $500 Million but if we really did have that much capital - is this the best long term use of the available funds. I have no confidence that this basic question has even been considered.

Michael Desnoyers
Co-Chair
Hamiltonians for Progressive Development

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