We are excited to be joined by Gary Person on today’s show. He’s the president and CEO of the North Platte Area Chamber and Development Corporation. On today’s show, we are going to discuss the proposed North Platte rail park and explore its significance to the community.
The North Platte rail park is currently in the application phase to the Nebraska department of economic development but has a lot of promise for the community and our economy. Rail access in Lincoln County has historically been restricted, but this park could help change that.
Along with opening up rail access, it would bring more diversification to our economy, helping us recruit new industry in North Platte. This project has the potential to have $1.8 billion dollars of economic impact annually and 2,000 jobs. Even half of that is a huge game-changer in our economy and North Platte’s growth.
Join us today as we explore:
0:37 – Your go-to karaoke song?
4:06 – North Platte Rail Park
8:25 – Diversifying the economy
10:00 – Covid and other complications
11:36 – Funding for the park
17:19 – Where funding comes from
20:20 – Manufacturing in North Platte
23:31 – When will we know the outcome?
24:28 – What is a rail park?
29:37 – Why is this park important?
33:01 – Growing our community
34:14 – Health savings accounts
36:56 – Trivia: 5 headlines
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