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Create an ‘aerotropolis’ for the Southland with the South Suburban Airport

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Airports will shape business location and urban development in the 21st century as much as highways did in the 20th century, railroads in the 19th and seaports in the 18th.”

Those are the words of John Kasarda, a business professor at the University of North Carolina, in a Chicago Tribune story on Sunday about the need to modernize O’Hare International Airport.

Kasarda maintains that “aerotropolises,” or airport cities, are creating new mini-economies that “tap into the natural synergy between business and air travel,” according to the story, O’Hare now ranks 96th among 100 world airports in a recent survey of passenger satisfaction…Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s column in the Tribune / Daily Southtown.

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