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$800 million supply deal coming to St. Charles County facility

$800 million supply deal coming to St. Charles County facility

BurnesWhenIP

One thing you would think that would come out of the pandemic...major manufacturers returning supply chains back to this hemisphere (North/Central/South America), the ability to get resources via rail and OTR rather than by ship across the pacific.


RogaineWookiee

“Create dozens of new jobs” With a price tag like that I was kind of hoping for a little more as far as new jobs go.. I’m guessing since it’s semiconductor production of some sort that it’s a lot of robots tho..


PiccoloPowerful9905

Would be nice to have some manufacturing jobs in the city. Might reduce crime 😃


Careless-Degree

Vote for people nationally who will protect domestic manufacturing.


imlostintransition

Yes, it would be good to have more manufacturing in the city core rather than out in the suburban periphery. I haven't studied the issue, but my sense is that the migration of manufacturing to the hinterlands is due to long term economic changes in the US, e.g. the growth of the highway network allowing for cheap land on the periphery to be developed. The O'Fallon plant is one example. It was first built by Monsanto back in 1959. Are there any cities in the US which have reversed the trend by bringing new manufacturing to a previously deindustrialized urban core?


ads7w6

Cheap land on the periphery mixed with subsidized highways making trucking cheaper (or at least competitive) than rail and lessening the need to situate manufacturing in relation to rail lines. Plus the subsidized development of the suburbs meant that your workforce was farther out and has cars which meant you didn't need public transit to skies your workers to access the jobs.


Contren

To add on as well, usually getting trucks to more suburban/rural areas is significantly cheaper than in city centers, drastically reducing that last mile cost of the movement of goods.


POFusr

They would never do that, capitalists hate black people


yobo9193

That's a dumb idea


PiccoloPowerful9905

So giving people who don’t have equal access to decent paying jobs opportunities for more jobs is a dumb idea? You heartless bro


yobo9193

The city isn't a competitive environment for manufacturing jobs; the cost of land is far less in the suburbs. Business decisions aren't made based on feelings, in case you didn't know


imlostintransition

You are correct that economics currently favors the dispersal of manufacturing. This is driven, at least in part, by transportation policy. Government, to some degree, has created the current economic situation. Its a situation which does not promotes racial equity. Giving some thought into how this can be balanced is not unwarranted.


PiccoloPowerful9905

Government is largely responsible for the current economic situation in. It is not “to some degree.” It was a conscious choice to destroy “undesirable” neighborhoods in order to build these transportation systems that take resources away from the city. And, Captain Obvious, this is about resolving socio-economic problems, not feelings. A quick Google search could have told you that...