“We’re seeing confirmation of what we believed all along,” says Ray Kowalik, chairman and CEO, Burns & McDonnell. “Public support is there for a privately financed airport, built by Kansas City talent. The publicly financed option was, and still is, a non-starter with voters. It’s the reason we haven’t moved forward with a new terminal at KCI over the past few years. This is exactly why we proposed an innovative solution that we think represents a major step forward for the region. This is the most encouraging data we’ve seen and we’re hopeful the momentum will build toward ultimate success at the ballot box.”
“Voters are smart. There is quite a bit of education left to be done on the merits of our proposal, but we believe there is a pathway forward,” Kowalik says. “Burns & McDonnell has supported the Kansas City community for 119 years. This is Kansas City’s next great project and we are confident it will be a winner in November.”
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