For Tonganoxie, 2017 will be one looked back at as a monumental year.
An announced plan for a $325 million Tyson chicken processing plant just after Labor Day weekend turned into a national story. A project that potentially would have brought 1,600 jobs to the area was not well-received by many in the community. An opposition group was formed. The heated topic eventually became a non-issue and Tyson announced that it would not build its state-of-the-art plant here. Though Tyson won’t be coming to the Tonganoxie area, there are notable developments happening.
The business park has had continued to have plenty of dirt work take place. Unilock Construction will be the park’s first tenant.
Meanwhile, a $12.5 million Army Reserve Center covering 30,000-square-feet on 19.5 acres has been coming along and seems to be well ahead of its January 2019 projected completion.
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