Right in time for that yuan appreciation everyone is calling for
A small news item out there is that a firm is planning to land one flight per week of air cargo here from Shanghai and Vietnam.
So I tried to look up the oldest reference I can find for "Air cargo" here. In the PG there is this article from 2002 which says there isn't just one, but two new air cargo facilities to be built out there imminently. Plus a few other contemporaneous economic prognostications of note in passing... and remember, this was well past the point USAir was showing an erratic heartbeat... this wasn't from the mid 90s groupthink years when people really believed USAir and the airport would be the economic engine to replace all of steel. So much so that for years after that I would get questions predicated on some assumption that the loss of jobs at USAirways was equivalent to the loss of steel jobs here. I'd usually say something like: sure, just add a zero. Can't lose what you never had.