Tax break could add 85 jobs on KC’s East Side

Shick USA President Tim Cook (left) and CEO Joe Ungashick. | Kansas City Business Journal

The Kansas City Council signed off on a 15-year, 100 percent property tax abatement for an East Side food equipment manufacturer that is expected to boost capacity and employment, The Kansas City Star reports.

Shick USA plans to expand in the Blue Valley Industrial District, using a break worth $755,875 to help buy a building for $1.7 million, the report said. The building, next to Shick’s existing facility, would require extensive upgrades. Shick estimated that it will drop an additional $2.9 million on outfitting the building.

[Kansas City Business Journal]