JEDO Audit Favorable; Negotiating with Goodyear, U.S. Food Service

By: Brian Quick Email
By: Brian Quick Email

TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- The Joint Economic Development Organization shared some positive news about the Topeka Economy on Tuesday.

JEDO is currently negotiating with two companies already in the capital city to invest in their Topeka locations. U.S. Food Service wants to undergo a $13 million dollar expansion that would add 20 jobs to its Topeka location.

JEDO would contribute an incentive of $5,000 per employee up to one million dollars.

Meanwhile, Goodyear is talking about modernizing its off-the-road construction equipment in Topeka to the tune of $250 million. JEDO would kick in $500,000 as long as Goodyear maintains a minimum employment of 1,400 for 10 years.

JEDO also discussed the results of its audit Tuesday, where no significant issues were presented. Also, Mayor Bill Bunten was named JEDO chair for 2009.


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