Cargill officials have announced plans to build a new $14.7 million innovation center on Wichita Street between 1st and 2nd Streets in downtown Wichita.
The facility will house research, development, culinary, laboratory, pilot plant and distribution functions, employing about 65 people near Cargill's headquarters at 151 N. Main. The two-story facility should be complete in June of 2011.
"When a leading global company like Cargill makes an announcement and investment in Wichita, we know it's another step toward our goal of becoming a city of distinction," Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer said in a statement.
"Building upon their downtown campus, they are greatly contributing to making our downtown a regional center."
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