Panasonic poetry

$4 billion investment. 4,000 new jobs. In Kansas.
That's music to our ears.

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Editorials

July 14, 2022 - 3:30 PM

Lt. Gov. David Toland, a native of Iola, was integral to bringing Panasonic to Kansas.

It’s hard to overestimate how big a deal it is that Panasonic chose Kansas to build a new plant to manufacture lithium-ion batteries.  

At a minimum, the deal means a $4 billion investment and 4,000 jobs. 

When all is said and done, however, it will mean closer to 8,000 new jobs because of the subsidiary suppliers needed to support a new industry of this size as well as the inherent expansion of community businesses.  

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