- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The engineering firm of Burns & McDonnell is proposing a $130 million office addition to house 2,100 new employees it expects to hire in the next decade.

The new building would be next to the company’s world headquarters in Kansas City. The company says it plans to tear down a former synagogue it now owns to build a 450,000 square-foot office development and 800-space garage.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1foDH0S ) the company has thrived in recent years because of its involvement in the energy industry. It designs projects for oil and natural gas exploration and distribution; generating power, and rebuilding the nation’s aging electrical transmission infrastructure.

The company plans to ask for public incentives for the proposed development, although the type of incentives has not been determined.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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