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Walmart chooses Topeka for distribution center with 300 jobs


December 13, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Walmart will build a $200 million distribution center in Topeka, bringing 300 jobs over the next five years to the Kansas capital, the company announced Wednesday.

The company announced the plans at a meeting with the city's Joint Economic Development Organization, which voted 7-0 to provide up to $1.87 million in cash incentives to Walmart, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. The incentives will be funded by revenue from the countywide half-cent sales tax.

Topeka's central location in the U.S. was a key factor in the company's decision, said Greg Smith, executive vi...

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