SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A proposed beef processing plant likely won’t be going to Scottsbluff.
Mayor Randy Meininger said Thursday at a City Council budget workshop that Future Food Energy plant developers are looking to locate elsewhere, including nearby Gering.
Questions about financing, doubts raised by some city residents and negative reactions from the city Planning Commission and the area’s economic development agency were cited for the plant developers’ decision.
The nonprofit Twin Cities Development Corporation opposes the plant. The corporation board president, Steve Reisig, said Future Food Energy’s business plan to focus on the South Korean market is unrealistic.
Future Food Energy had offered to buy 43 acres of city land for $10,000 an acre.
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