Council OKs $1.35M for chicken plant
Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News
FREMONT, Neb. (AP)
The Fremont City Council has approved $1.35 million in incentives to help Costco Wholesale plant its chicken processing operation in the eastern Nebraska community.
The council voted 7-0 Tuesday night for the incentives after spirited discussion by supporters and critics of the $275 million project.
Costco is working with Lincoln Premium Poultry to operate a plant that would employ up to 1,000 people. Opponents of the plant have filed a lawsuit, saying the facility would hurt air and water quality.
Costco plans to open the plant by March 2019.