Local leaders turned out Tuesday to kick off construction of what's being billed as a major economic boost for the Topeka area.
Home Depot broke ground on a new distribution warehouse.
It will be located in the Central Crossing Commerce Park, north of 57th street, west of South Topeka Blvd.
And for Home Depot, Topeka was in just the right spot, being centrally located between the approximately 80 stores in which it will feed.
The project could bring as many as 300 jobs to Topeka by the end of 2012.