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Legislation #: 030721 Introduction Date: 6/19/2003
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER COOPER
Title: Expressing the Council interest working with the Economic Development Corporation to facilitate the retention of the Folger Coffee Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

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6/19/2003

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

6/25/2003

Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute

6/26/2003

Adopted as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 030721

 

Expressing the Councils interest working with the Economic Development Corporation to facilitate the retention of the Folger Coffee Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, the Folger Coffee Company has had operations at the address of 701 Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri, since the year 1938 and currently has 75 Kansas City employees; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City facility recently experienced a 150 employee reduction due to competition from alternative Folgers facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the recent loss of Folgers product lines has left the Kansas City facility in an extremely underutilized condition; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City facility is being considered for new production but-for approval of incentives that would allow the facility to be cost competitive with alternative Folgers facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the new production would bring additional jobs and investment to Kansas City and would secure the viability of the 701 Broadway facility; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council request the Economic Development Corporation to present the City with an incentive package that would allow for the retention and expansion of operations of the Folger Coffee Company.

 

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