North Platte Seeing Record Year for Construction


When businesses expand in North Platte it encourages other business to come to town and create more jobs.

North Platte is seeing a lot of growth, in fact the city has a record year for new construction.

When you drive along Jeffers street off of I-80 one thing is evident, there's a lot of construction.

"Anytime we get some publicity about something new it has an ongoing affect," said Dan Mauk President & CEO of North Platte Area Chamber & Development Corporation.

Mauk says when businesses like NebraskaLand National Bank expand or other franchises like Dunkin Donuts come to town that's good for the local economy.

"We are up over $92-million with new construction much of that commercial of coarse with the hospital and the banks," said Mauk.

Mauk says last year saw growth also.

"2012 would've been our third biggest year in the past 20 so we've got a two year run on very substantial new construction," said Mauk.

The increase is significant if you look at the previous years.

"In a typical year we would probably see six to nine million so that is a pretty good increase," said Mauk.

All of the construction and growth adds up.

Mauk says North Platte's economy is doing well, and it continues to entice other businesses to come to town and bring more people to the area.

He says 2014 is also looking good and they already have inquiries from other businesses.


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