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Local bioscience firm plans to expand KC operations, create 60 new jobs

Missouri’s thriving animal-health corridor received another boost today, as Gov. Jay Nixon announced plans by SCD Probiotics to expand its operations and create an estimated 62 new jobs in downtown Kansas City. The company’s plans include a capital investment of $9.1 million over the next five years.

During a visit to SCD Probiotics’ manufacturing facility in downtown Kansas City, Gov. Nixon announced that his administration has authorized a $1.4 million incentive package to enable the company’s expansion. The incentive package includes resources from the state’s Enhanced Enterprise Zone program, Customized Training program, Recruitment Assistance program, Development Tax Credit program and the Missouri Technology Corporation. The company also has applied for a real property tax abatement through the City of Kansas City and energy-efficiency incentives from Kansas City Power and Light.

[Office of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon]