Topeka and Shawnee County’s business boosting agency, known as JEDO (Joint Economic Development Organization) is announcing a new business called Global Grain is coming to the county.

Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Topeka Partnership, Molly Howey says Global Grain is expected to bring 15 new jobs with an average salary of of $60,000 plus benefits, resulting in what Howey says will be an overall economic impact of $2 million during the next five years.

JEDO staff members have been dubbing the effort to lure Global Grain  “Project Eagle” during negotiations with the commodity export business, which began in early June.

“On behalf of JEDO, we are excited with this opportunity to help the expansion and growth of a local home-grown business,” said Shawnee County Commissioner Kevin Cook, current chair of JEDO. “A commodity export business such as Global Grain helps diversify our current company portfolio while utilizing the resources that are available right here in our community.”

Following GO Topeka’s incentive guidelines, Global Grain will be receiving up to $115,600 based on the performance of the company’s jobs created and investments in capital.