Costco and Lincoln Premium Poultry Respond To Village Board Decision

FREMONT, Neb. – (April 20, 2016) Costco and Lincoln Premium Poultry announced today their intention to continue looking at all options in the Greater Fremont area, but indicated a change in their strategy. “Costco and Lincoln Premium Poultry management teams have consistently maintained that the ultimate right solution for Project Rawhide will be a positive for all involved,” said Cecilia Harry, Executive Director of the Greater Fremont Development Council. “In consideration of the decision rendered by Nickerson’s Village Board on April 4, 2016, Costco and Lincoln Premium Poultry
representatives informed us today they have eliminated from consideration the proposed site near Nickerson.”

“It’s disappointing to hear that the Village of Nickerson won’t receive the direct benefits of the project, but I’m excited to hear that other options in the Greater Fremont Area are still being considered,” said Ron Tillery, Executive Director of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce.

The project will continue to evaluate multiple sites in the region and will work with appropriate community leaders to determine whether or not the Greater Fremont Area is an ultimate positive fit for
Lincoln Premium Poultry and Costco’s poultry complex.