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OneSource Distributing Opening in Topeka, Creating Estimated $62M Economic Impact

Topeka, KS — Today, Topeka and Shawnee County’s Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) board approved an incentive agreement that will aid in the expansion of OneSource Distributing LLC, a magazine and print publications distributor looking to set up shop in Shawnee County.

Previously referred to as “Project Pages,” this expansion into Topeka is expected to result in an estimated economic impact locally of $62 million over 10 years. The expansion will create up to 20 new full-time jobs with an average salary of $40,000, plus benefits. The performance-based JEDO incentive for this project is up to $100,000, resulting in a 61% return on investment.

“I would like to thank GO Topeka and JEDO for their interest in our company, and for their meaningful financial gesture in supporting our move to Topeka,” said Tom Tarbert, president and owner of OneSource Distributing. “We know Topeka is an excellent location for our business activities, both in terms of local infrastructure and business support. Geographically, we will also be ideally situated. Our team looks forward to engaging with the warm, intelligent and industrious citizens of Topeka, alongside our future employees in the area.”

“I’m excited to welcome a new business to our community,” said Aaron Mays, Shawnee County Commission chair. “Companies are starting to notice how great of a place Topeka/Shawnee County is to do business. OneSource standing up operations here is a testament to that.”

“Another company coming to Topeka! That’s great news for our community,” said Topeka Mayor Mike Padilla. “OneSource is creating new jobs and economic opportunities in the area, and I’m excited to see the impact they make locally.”

“It’s a win for Topeka/Shawnee County when GO Topeka and our partners can show a company why this area is such a great place to set up shop,” said Molly Howey, GO Topeka president. “I’m excited to see JEDO support OneSource Distributing’s move to the capital city.”

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About Greater Topeka

The Greater Topeka area in Shawnee County represents a community of 178,909 people and is located in the Greater Kansas City region. As the state capital of Kansas, Topeka is home to a dynamic employer base. Companies headquartered here include Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Advisors Excel, Security Benefit, Capitol Federal and Evergy.

About GO Topeka

GO Topeka creates county-wide economic success for all companies and citizens through implementation of an aggressive economic-development strategy that capitalizes on the unique strengths of the community. GO Topeka operates under the Greater Topeka Partnership and is the leading economic development agency in the area. For more, visit