By Associated Press - Friday, May 4, 2018

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - A city commission in east-central Kansas has approved an incentive compliance agreement on a $4 million warehouse expansion for a food products supplier.

The Emporia Gazette reports that Emporia City Commission approved the agreement for the Cargill warehouse Wednesday.

The decision comes after a recommendation from Kent Heermann, president of the Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas.

The 50,500-square-foot (4,692-square-meter) warehouse will be on nearly 6 acres (2 hectares) of land owned by Emporia Enterprises. The facility also includes a 10-year tax abatement. Cargill has invested more than $5 million worth of equipment and upgrades over the last several years.

Heermann says the project would bring at least $330,000 in additional payroll to Emporia.

Vice Mayor Jon Geitz says the expansion has been in the works for at least 10 years.


Information from: The Emporia (Kan.) Gazette,

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