More than 7,000 new jobs for Kansas

Gov. Brownback speaks at the

Gov. Brownback at Thursday’s dedication of BNSF’s new Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility in Edgerton (Photo courtesy KRP)

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway dedicated its new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility in Johnson County today during the facility’s grand opening ceremony.  Governor Sam Brownback spoke at the event.

As one of Kansas’ largest economic development projects ever, the $250 million, 440-acre facility will provide businesses with a direct connection to the global supply chain via the BNSF’s transcontinental railroad that begins in California and terminates in Chicago.

It will also provide companies with the ability to quickly ship goods by rail and truck to their final destinations, as well as create thousands of jobs for Kansans.

LPKC is projected to help create an estimated 7,400 jobs in the immediate area of the development and 13,000 jobs in the state of Kansas at full build-out.