Archive for Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WireCo to move headquarters across border to Kansas

April 15, 2015

— The business border wars continue between Kansas and Missouri.

The Kansas Department of Commerce says WireCo WorldGroup will receive more than $8.6 million in incentives to move its headquarters this summer from Kansas City, Mo., to Prairie Village.

WireCo has been occupying part of the Ambassador Building at Kansas City International Airport. It has signed a lease for part of a building in Prairie Village, where it will employ about 185 people. Because the jobs are moving across the state line, the company is eligible for Promoting Employment Across Kansas, or PEAK, incentives.

The Kansas City Star reports the Ambassador Building is also the home of National Beef Packing, which plans to expand its operations, and Akal Security, which recently opened a 5,200-square-foot office.

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