Earlier this week, when a Missouri Development Finance Board meeting on some of the credits was abruptly canceled, the ownership group said the state board “did not consult with us in making the decision to cancel the meeting, so we’re not sure why it was canceled.” The owners, led by World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh and the Taylor family of rental car giant Enterprise Holdings, have not said anything following the news that Parson’s administration scuttled the state help.

The state could still approve a package of state aid closer to $6 million next month.

During a conversation with reporters on Wednesday, Mayor Lyda Krewson said she hopes state officials will reconsider, citing the region’s over 40% share of the state’s gross domestic product.

“We’re a very strong (economic) driver and we’re very hopeful that the state will reconsider this,” she said. “Plus, the state would have been paid back very quickly on this $30 million. … I hope the state comes back around to its senses on this one.”