Phelps County Sees Dramatic Increase in Commercial Building Permits

Monday, August 26, 2019

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Construction spending in Phelps County this year is up dramatically from last year thanks in part to work by PCDC.

Commercial and industrial building permits from January to June 2019 totaled $22,853,468 compared to $580,000 for the same period last year, according to the recent economic indicators report compiled by PCDC for investors.

“This report showcases strong construction activity so far this year related to several PCDC-assisted projects,” PCDC Executive Director Ron Tillery said.

This includes the Allmand Inc./Briggs & Stratton expansion. PCDC worked with the company on a land exchange to help make the expansion possible. PCDC, the City of Holdrege, the Phelps County Commissioners and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development also worked closely with Allmand Inc. to encourage expansion of the Holdrege site.

Another major project included in the recent building permits is the expansion of the Veteran’s Administration Clinic on Burlington Street. PCDC assisted clinic officials with land options when they were determining whether to relocate or expand.

Other area projects include a new regional office for Southern Power District in Funk and the Phelps Memorial Health Center expansion.

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