KCK fulfillment center to hire 1,500 initially, 3,500 eventually

Kansas City, Kan., is in line to land a massive online fulfillment facility that would at first employ 1,500 and 3,500 in the future.

The Unified Government Board of Commissioners on Thursday night approved industrial revenue bonds for an industrial project with more than 2.3 million square feet of usable space. The facility would be built within a year near the southwest side of Interstate 70 and the Turner Diagonal.

Officials said that they could not disclose the name of the tenant for the site but that the reveal could happen in the next two weeks.

Mark Holland, mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., said the employer plans to pay twice the minimum wage and that plans for the project include 2,500 parking spaces.

Read more: Kansas City Business Journal


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