Wright County leaders are buying a large tract of land south of Eagle Grove to develop an industrial park near a large, soon to open pork processing plant. Cindy Litwiller, the county’s economic development director, says the hope is, if they build it, businesses will come.
The land sits beside the 240-million dollar Prestage Foods facility which aims to launch operations soon.
The industrial park should be ready for new businesses to move in by January.
The Prestage facility may have a “soft” opening as soon as December, eventually employing about a thousand workers. Initially, the plant will slaughter 10,000 hogs per day, with half of those hogs coming from Prestage’s own barns. The other half will come from independent producers.