Hostess Brands LLC

“The Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas (RDA) and its director, Kent Heermann, was the first organization to reach out to us proactively when it was announced that Metropoulos & Company and Apollo Global Management were the likely purchasers of the Hostess snack business assets. After a meeting in Kansas City with the Department of Commerce and local officials from Emporia, we quickly received an attractive package of proposals from both the state and local levels. Based in part on those incentives, within a month of that meeting, we agreed that Emporia would be a flagship bakery for Hostess.”

— Executive Vice President, Michael Cramer