Commerce Department seeks to expand mega project incentives


The state Commerce Department is asking lawmakers to expand a lucrative tax incentive to land a new major economic development project on the heels of securing Panasonic and Integra.

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Paul Hughes appeared before the House commerce committee Tuesday, asking for an extension of the incentive program though Dec. 31, 2024, as well as millions more in incentives for training and employee relocation.

Hughes said interest in Kansas from mega projects has slowed since the Legislature approved the first package of incentives that are set to lapse at the end of the 2023.

"The details of the . . .


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