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Cargill announced today that it has selected the building currently housing the Wichita Eagle as its new headquarters.

The Wichita Eagle moved its printing operations to Kansas City earlier this year, and as a result the newspaper announced plans to downsize to a smaller building. In a news release, Cargill said that the property would be redeveloped into a newly constructed office complex accommodating about 800 people. Cargill says it has signed a letter of intent with a local investment group to acquire and develop the site, without disclosing the terms.

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Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that a deal to keep agribusiness giant Cargill operations in Wichita includes nearly $10 million in tax breaks over a 10-year period from state and local government entities.

The documents, which came from an open records request, show the incentive package includes tax abatements and sales tax exemptions from state, county, city and school district, but no outright cash incentives.

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After considering sites in both Texas and Colorado, Cargill will be keeping its meat and protein division headquarters, and 800 employees, in Wichita.


The Minnesota-based agriculture, energy and pharmaceutical company currently operates its Meat Solutions division out of a 110,000-square-foot building in downtown Wichita.

Cargill announced in March its desire to build a new headquarters for its meat and protein division, and Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell says he was worried that the company would hit the road.

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Cargill plans to invest more than $50 million to upgrade and increase the capacity of its soybean processing plant in Wichita. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson reports the project is expected to be completed in 2017.

Cargill To Invest Millions In Dodge City Plant

Aug 27, 2013

Cargill Beef says it will spend $48 million to install an automated order distribution system at its Dodge City meatpacking plant.