World Class Logistics Center Takes Shape in the Heartland

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ground breakingMills County, Iowa, located in the heart of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area, takes full advantage of its proximity to Interstate 29, Interstate 80, and four-lane US 34 with its 5,600-acre development area which is master planned for logistic oriented businesses.

A joint venture between Mills County Economic Development Foundation, the Mills County Board of Supervisors, and real estate owners and developers are offering great business locations at the Mills County interchange of US Highway 34 and Interstate 29.

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Recently, two groundbreakings have occurred; a new Lincoln Oil BP Amoco Travel Center and a new Love’s Travel Center. Each business will provide an array of hospitality and logistic tailored services. Love’s is scheduled to open the fall of 2017. Lincoln Oil BP is targeting a Spring 2018 grand opening.

Mills County Economic Development Director, Rick Allely stated, “The investment being made by both the Lincoln family and Love’s Corporation is instrumental in providing small and large logistic businesses with the services required to operate 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.  We appreciate their investment and are working hard to attract other investment and employment opportunities to create a world class logistics center here in the heart of the Midwest.”

The prime Western Iowa location is also home to corporate citizens including the headquarters of AgriVision Equipment Group, Siouxland Trailer Sales Inc., and Loess Hills Harley Davidson.

Mills County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Lonnie Mayberry, emphasized that Mills County is working with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and area utility partners to have ‘all the right tools in place’.  “Our county is instrumental in the continued growth of Iowa and our surrounding region.  We continue to make investments in our future and expect to have a ‘win-win’ return on investment for existing and new businesses which will also be extremely beneficial for Mills County and the State of Iowa, stated Mayberry.”

The 5600-acre business park is ‘shovel-ready’ with sites ranging from 5-acres to several hundred acres in size.  Service providers include MidAmerican Energy, Black Hills Energy and Glenwood Municipal Utilities. MidAmerican Energy supplies electricity and natural gas services. Black Hills Energy is also natural gas provider. While, Glenwood Municipal Utilities provide water and sanitary sewer services.

For additional information on sites within this development area or any site within Mills County, contact Rick Allely, CEcD MCRP, at the Mills County Economic Development Foundation, 712-527-8114. Or, visit

Mills County Economic Development Foundation
403 Railroad Avenue
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

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