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2016-05-02 Economy
Not for nothing, a Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs
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Posted by Besoeker 2016-05-02 04:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6464 views ]  Top

#1 Regional economic development officials who most likely live in Lincoln and would never allow a chicken processing plant within 10 miles of where their homes are, were probably taken aback by the knuckle dragging, bible totting, gun loving rustic rurals.

The village board unanimously voted against the proposed $300 million plant, and two weeks later, the company said they'd take their plant -- and money -- elsewhere

How about Juarez? Or do you prefer the safety of rural America and the cheaper level of buying officials there?
Posted by Procopius2k 2016-05-02 07:31||   2016-05-02 07:31|| Front Page Top

#2 Probably right about being flooded with illegals taking the jobs, sending the money to Mexico or Guatemala, and living in poverty here which is still better than there.
Posted by Pearl Elmoque3453 2016-05-02 07:57||   2016-05-02 07:57|| Front Page Top

#3 One Horse Saloon, Nickerson, Neb.
Posted by Besoeker 2016-05-02 08:11||   2016-05-02 08:11|| Front Page Top

#4 Absolutely -- these plants stink like no other, and would employ nobody but illegals.
Posted by regular joe 2016-05-02 09:51||   2016-05-02 09:51|| Front Page Top

#5 Bravo, Nickerson. 'Good on you!
Posted by Lone Ranger 2016-05-02 10:11||   2016-05-02 10:11|| Front Page Top

#6 As an in to y'all Rantburgers - if you are going through small town America, the bar has neon lights, advertises their Ribeye, and has shuffleboard -in use- when you walk in, it is not just a good bar but a good town.

Oh, and ask Dodge City about illegals coming in. No, not Mexicans. Somalis.

Every single one of the arguments listed is correct, so yeah, piss off.
Posted by swksvolFF 2016-05-02 10:52||   2016-05-02 10:52|| Front Page Top

#7 Sorta like the bumper sticker seen on a pick up truck in Central Indiana:
"Every Juan must go home!"
Posted by Capsu78 2016-05-02 11:34||   2016-05-02 11:34|| Front Page Top

#8 "400-person town with 1,100 jobs"

How is anyone surprised the town rejected it? Are the regional economic development officials stupid?
Posted by rjschwarz 2016-05-02 11:36||   2016-05-02 11:36|| Front Page Top

#9 Are the regional economic development officials stupid?

That's always the question: Are they really that stupid or did somebody pay them off?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2016-05-02 12:30||   2016-05-02 12:30|| Front Page Top

#10 Had an uncle in a Midwestern town who worked at a meat packing plant. It was a good living for him and he had a nice home in a nice, quiet little town. But they don't hire his kind to work there anymore.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2016-05-02 12:32||   2016-05-02 12:32|| Front Page Top

#11 rj: "Are the regional economic development officials stupid?"

Yes. Next question?
Posted by Barbara 2016-05-02 16:16||   2016-05-02 16:16|| Front Page Top

#12 Put it in one of the abandoned toxic mill sites in South Chicago. They won't have to truck in unemployed candidates, and it stinks already.
Posted by Skidmark 2016-05-02 16:50||   2016-05-02 16:50|| Front Page Top

#13 Capsu and Pearl, think The Chobani Method.

Suppose every job represents a family of four (4,400). 30 miles from the suburbs, the suburbs, of Omaha, so that means a lot of local housing. And of course the rush town would attract franchise prospectors who would compete with the locals.

Has there been bleed off of rural populations? Yes, and that means the people still there are there mostly by choice.

And what does plans leaked mean? Is the writer being smirky or was there a plan in the works to quietly purchase properties and one day just announce this is going to happen?

No city noise, occasional train, bird songs, good food, shuffleboard, cold beer. Yeah, let me once again join my Nickerson brethren and say y'all can take your chicken money and shove it in your pecker.
Posted by swksvolFF 2016-05-02 17:15||   2016-05-02 17:15|| Front Page Top

#14 The pig farms of Greely, CO are a good example. I think they have something like 500,000 animals now.
Posted by Skidmark 2016-05-02 19:19||   2016-05-02 19:19|| Front Page Top

#15 The 'rubes' outsmarted the 'city slickers' - thank goodness. I worked with several Christian Nigerians while living in Chicagoland - wonderful people, no problem. Here in Tucson, the many unassimilated and dare I say it - unsociable - Somalians are of a different ilk. Read all you want between the lines...
Posted by borgboy 2016-05-02 19:45||   2016-05-02 19:45|| Front Page Top

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