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Emporia commission approves Hostess tax incentives

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) -- The Emporia City Commission approved tax abatement incentives for Hostess Brands planned expansion of the company's plant.

The Emporia Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1nd6kgn ) Hostess plans to add a 36,000-square-foot warehouse for $3.5 million, add $24 million in equipment and make leasehold improvements of $2.5 million.

In exchange for the 10-year tax abatement, Hostess said it will create 50 full-time jobs with a total payroll of $1.5 million.

The Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas board of directors approved the agreement on Jan. 10.

No timeline has been announced for the expansion project.

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Information from: The Emporia (Kan.) Gazette, http://www.emporiagazette.com/