Monday, February 6, 2012
Shelby Possibly Set to Hit Another Economic Windfall
I do wonder why all economic development seems to fall into Shelby’s lap? Could it be that the Toole County city-county officials actually work together to promote business while our Hill County city-county officials tend to spend all their time trying to out-wit each other. Check out the report over at KFBB TV
STORY UPDATE February 7-2012
There are a couple of stories I missed when I posted last night that have further information on the Governor’s attempts to export pork to China. Check The Montana Watchdog and the Billings Gazette for further details.
Apparently we are talking about Chinese officials investing $150 million in a pork processing plant in Shelby and then shipping the product back to be consumed by the Chinese people. At the full capacity of 800,000 hogs per year this plant would employ between 400-500 people.
Governor Schweitzer told reporters Monday that a Chinese delegation will visit soon to examine a potential site for the plant near Shelby. The Billings Gazette article said that the animals would come from producers in Montana, the Dakotas, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Even though Hill County and Havre (birthplace of the Governor) are never enough on the ball to be on the receiving end of any good news we wish the best of luck to Shelby and hope for a few tailings from the “trickle down” prosperity in Toole County.