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Costco Breaks Nebraska Ground on First Poultry Processing Facility
USAgNet - 06/20/2017

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and local leaders celebrated another clear marker of economic momentum for the State of Nebraska and the Fremont region with Lincoln Premium Poultry's groundbreaking for Costco's first-ever poultry processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill facility. Projected to open in April 2019, the $300-million project is expected to generate an overall economic impact of $1.2 billion annually, create approximately 800 new jobs, and connect Costco to a dedicated network of producers in eastern Nebraska.

"This is a monumental day for Costco, Fremont, and the State of Nebraska," said Ricketts. "Costco has a reputation for being a great corporate citizen, and today's groundbreaking highlights what's to come: good paying jobs, more opportunity for our local farmers, and the all-important expansion of value-added agriculture in our state."

The Lincoln Premium Poultry facility will utilize the latest technology to process an expected 2 million chickens a week for sale in Costco stores.

Over the past year, the retail giant has worked with a multitude of partners to locate the facility in the Fremont area. Those partners include the Greater Fremont Development Council, City of Fremont, Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, and Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska.

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