Hill's Pet Nutrition has been granted a 10-year break on property taxes related to its new, 500,000-square-foot facility opened in early 2010.
The Emporia, Kan., City Council granted the abatement after Hill's met specific requirements, including more than $100 million in real property improvements and the creation of 100 area jobs. The requirements, and the resulting tax breaks, were part of prior negotiations between Hill's and city and economic development officials.
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