WICHITA - The Sedgwick County Commission has agreed to economic development incentives for the NetApp company, after a lengthy discussion. The debate began after Commissioner Richard Ranzau spent time condemning incentives.
Commission Chairman Tim Norton said the community needs the high-paying jobs that NetApp brings; the commission approved the incentives on a vote of 4-1.
NetApp, a data storage company, is going to add more than 400 employees in Wichita. NetApp plans to add a customer service center. The average new job is expected to pay more than $70,000 a year.
The city of Wichita and Sedgwick County are chipping in to give NetApp incentives which could total $846,000.