Olathe, KS Would Add 600 Jobs With a New Beef Packing Factory

Olathe could beef up its presence in the meat industry with the construction of a massive meat packaging and production facility that could add more than 600 jobs.

Delaware-based 1918 LLC, a subsidiary of an undisclosed retail company, wants to build a $152 million, 320,000-square-foot beef carcass processing and packaging facility for retail-ready products on 60 acres on a 138-acre site at the northwest corner of 167th Street and U.S. Highway 169.

On Tuesday evening, the Olathe City Council will review the developer’s request for a 10-year, 50% property tax abatement and the issuance of $257 million in industrial revenue bonds to cover costs for construction, acquiring land ($25 million) and furniture, fixtures and equipment for the facility ($80 million).

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