Dairy Processor Would Be Welcome First Tenant in Phelps County’s Iron Horse Industrial Park
4 Oct 2017
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Bring on the ice cream! Phelps County, Nebraska, is open for business with a shovel-ready site available for a dairy processor.
The 134-acre Iron Horse Industrial park just west of Holdrege in Phelps County is seeking its first tenant, and a dairy processing plant would be a welcome neighbor.
Phelps County is one of five Nebraska communities featured in a special dairy recruitment presentation by the Grow Nebraska Dairy Coalition at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., the first week of October.
A 2016 Targeted Industry Study revealed that Phelps County should focus its recruitment efforts on seven key industries when looking to fill its new industrial park. Crop and animal production and related manufacturing, including food processing, rose to the top of the list.
Iron Horse is zoned industrial and is owned by the Phelps County Development Corporation, a vibrant group of community leaders led by Executive Director Ron Tillery.
PCDC and its government and utility partners can coordinate incentive packages for primary job creators who make a significant capital investment in the community.
“We are open for business,” Tillery said. “Phelps County recently passed a sales tax initiative that gives us the ability to provide a great financial package to our first tenant in the Iron Horse Industrial Park. We are looking forward to partnering with a growing business to create new opportunities and a bright future together.”
The industrial park sits within the Holdrege city limits and is just two minutes from the intersection of U.S. Highways 183 and 6 & 34. It is just 20 minutes from Interstate 80 and has rail access on the Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado Railway (NKCR).
The City of Holdrege, has pre-engineered the water, sewer and electricity extensions to the site.
Rite-Way Milk, a commercial milk-hauling business is also located in Holdrege, which could provide transportation options.
Holdrege is a small city with a population of 5,555 and boasts a low-cost of living and hard-working citizens. Its main industries are agriculture, manufacturing and health care. It has abundant water below its surface thanks to careful resource management by the Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District that is also headquartered in Holdrege.