JEDO considers incentives for distribution center, 300 jobs

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Economic leaders will consider incentives that could bring 300 new jobs to the Topeka area.

Go Topeka released a proposed incentive agreement Monday for what they're calling "Project Lightning."

The company is not named in the document. However, the agreement states it would invest approximately $200 million to build and equip a 1.8 million square foot distribution facility.

The agreement calls for Go Topeka to provide land in the Kanza Fire Commerce Park. The park, off Hwy. 75 and SW 77th St., already is home to the Mars Chocolate plant.

Under the agreement, the company could receive up to $1.45 million in employment, training, facility, and infrastructure incentives. Provisions are made in the event the company does not meet minimum thresholds for investment and employment.