The City of Bellevue is thrilled to announce a significant $2 million grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, for crucial water infrastructure investment in the newly established Bellevue City Inland Port Authority. This funding marks a pivotal moment and commitment to attracting high-tech manufacturing to our area.
This grant comes at a time when the Inland Port Authority is gearing up for transformative initiatives including a high-tech hub and an entertainment district. The financial support from the State of Nebraska will play a key role in advancing these economic initiatives.
Mayor Rusty Hike expressed gratitude for the state's recognition of the City 's strategic significance and the potential impact of the Inland Port Authority on regional economic growth. "This generous grant underscores the collaborative efforts between the City of Bellevue and the State to drive innovation, create jobs, and foster a thriving economy. The investment in water infrastructure is a critical step towards establishing a cutting-edge environment for high-tech manufacturing within our community.”
The funds will be used to bring water service to the Bellevue Inland Port Authority which will make the area ideal for manufacturing and other industrial facilities. These improvements are expected to not only meet the current demands of industrial activities but also ensure scalability for future developments.
The City of Bellevue encourages stakeholders, investors, and businesses in the high-tech manufacturing sector to explore the opportunities that this strategic investment presents. The Inland Port Authority is poised to become a hub for innovation and technological advancements, and the support from the State reinforces the City 's commitment to creating a conducive environment for growth.
Bellevue City’s Inland Port Authority was established in 2023 and is located just east of Highway 75 along Highway 34. The Five-Year plan includes development of port facilities, and intermodal travel around a high-tech manufacturing hub.