A new development designed to attract new businesses to Norfolk held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, September 30.
The Bradford Business Park, located in southwest Norfolk, is a 140-acre parcel with 22 lots designed for commercial and light industrial use. According to Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning, the park addresses the need for more shovel-ready sites with the right infrastructure for new and expanding businesses. Norfolk is a retail customer of NPPD.
The park was made possible in part thanks to a $19,000 grant from NPPD’s Site Readiness Assistance Program. The program helps communities perform due diligence to ensure that sites are shovel-ready. Last year, the program awarded more than $50,000 in grants to Nebraska communities.
“We hope this will open up a new chapter of economic growth in Norfolk,” said Mayor Moenning.
Mary Plettner, NPPD Economic Development Manager, said, “We are pleased to have helped Norfolk with this visionary project. The Site Readiness Assistance Program was instrumental in developing the master plan for this parcel.”
During the groundbreaking ceremony, the first two businesses to occupy space in the business park were announced: Heartland Beverage, a beverage distribution company, and FieldWise, an agricultural technology company.