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Topeka, KS, September 12, 2018 – GO Topeka staff has been working with a new company called Global Grain to locate a commodity export business in Shawnee County. JEDO approved the incentive in early June of this year.

Known as “Project Eagle”, Global Grain will bring 15 new full-time jobs over 5 years with an average salary of $60,000 plus benefits, resulting in an overall economic impact of $2 million.

“We are so pleased to welcome Global Grain to Shawnee County,” said Molly Howey, Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Topeka Partnership. “We’re confident the company will be a strong community partner for years to come.”

“I look forward to growing and expanding in Shawnee County,” said Chris Haverkamp, General Partner, Global Grain. “The resources and assistance that has been provided throughout the process by both GO Topeka and JEDO has been wonderful. The community has already begun to welcome us and we haven’t even officially opened yet.”

“On behalf of JEDO, we are excited with this opportunity to help the expansion and growth of a local home-grown business,” said Shawnee County Commissioner Kevin Cook, current chair of JEDO. “A commodity export business such as Global Grain helps diversify our current company portfolio while utilizing the resources that are available right here in our community.”

Following GO Topeka’s incentive guidelines, Global Grain will be receiving up to $115,600 based on the performance of the company’s jobs created and investments in capital.

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Matt Lara

Matt is the resident social media guru and website guy, working on the marketing and communications team. He supports GO Topeka, the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development, Forge and Heartland Visioning.
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