Columbia council to discuss IBM project

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The Columbia City Council has called a special meeting Monday night to discuss an IBM project the company says would create up to 800 jobs.

The global technology company announced plans last week to open a technology service delivery center later this year in a Columbia office park.

The state is offering IBM more than $28 million in state tax incentives. And the city has agreed to spend more than $3 million to buy an abandoned Columbia office building that IBM would rent for $1 a year.

Monday night's council meeting will include a public comment period for the IBM project.

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