Exide Technologies could receive up to $390,000 — or $3,000 for each of the 100 to 130 jobs expected to be created through a proposed expansion — from the city’s special sales tax fund, if Salina city commissioners approve.
The grant was given preliminary approval Wednesday by members of the Salina Economic Development Incentive Council, who voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.
Salina city commissioners are expected to consider the grant during their regular meeting Monday.
“The incentive from the community was an integral part in the decision for Exide to move ahead” with the expansion, said Tim Rogers, executive director of the Salina Airport Authority.
(Read more in the Salina Journal http://www.salina.com/news/story/exide-grant)