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Kansas Community OKs $4M Plan to Expand Cargill Facility

May 8, 2018
Cargill is moving forward on plans to expand its Emporia, KS warehouse. Image courtesy of Flickr user lancerenok
Cargill is moving forward on plans to expand its Emporia, KS warehouse. Image courtesy of Flickr user lancerenok

City officials in Emporia, KS approved an agreement last Wednesday paving the way for Cargill to start construction on a $4 million project to expand a warehouse in the community, the Emporia Gazette reported.

The Emporia City Commission gave its stamp of approval on an incentive compliance agreement, stating that its decision will result in additional jobs and an economic boost for the area.

“They guarantee that there will be at least 10 jobs or more than that created,” Kent Heermann, chief executive officer and president of the Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas told the Gazette. “The total payroll increase is $330,000, but that is the minimum threshold according to policy.”

Cargill plans to build a 50,500-sq-ft warehouse on a 5.94-acre parcel. The land is currently owned by Emporia Enterprises Inc. and the terms of the deal will include a 10-year tax abatement, according to the newspaper.