Business Incentive Program: The Superior Economic Development Advisory Council will provide credits based upon jobs created and capital investment to any qualifying businesses using LB840 Economic Development funds. The credits may be used to obtain and pay for city services and utilities, and/or land owned by the city to create a new business or expansion of an existing business. This includes sites at the 30 acre Kottmeyer Business Park.
The Utility Deposit Guarantee Program was established to provide assistance to new business owners by off-setting one of the start-up costs of opening a business in Superior. Application forms can be obtained from the Superior Chamber of Commerce, 354 N. Commercial, Superior, NE 68978, 402-879-3419, firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Auditorium Restoration Project:
The following story about the project was prined in he Feb. 9, 2012 issue of The Superor Express.
Members of the Superior AuditoriumRenovation Committee are
working this week to finalize plans to accept the offer made
by the City of Superior to transfer title to the now closed auditorium
All of the water would be centralized in one area so during
severe winter weather only a small portion of the building would
require minimal heat.
If the committee is able to obtain ttle to the building, the
first order will be to make minimal repairs to stabilize and
preserve the building. Then a fund raising drive will begin in
For more information on the project contact the mayor of Superior, Sonia Schmidt. Donations for the audiorium restoration project may be sent to the Nuckolls Couny Foundation %Lois Sullivan 349 Road 3550, Superior, Nebraska 68978
On Feb. 15, it appears the transfer will be finalized in late February. On Feb. 13 the city council took steps to declare the building surplus and approve the sale.
First Business Locates in
Kottmeyer Business Park
Superior Industries is the first business to locate in the Kottmeyer Business Park. The company has purchased the 20,000 square foot building constructed on speculation by the Superior Development Corporation. Consructed in 2003 it is located on 10 acres. Owned by Arlen and Valerie Mickelsen, Superior Industries manufactures ATV sprayers and custom builds sprayers for other applications.
Several additonal lots are available in the business park. Fire insurance classificatis is 4 for the Superior Industries building. It is located one mile to 40-member volunteer fire department, 24-hour police protection provided. 7,200 volt electreical distribution system serves the site., 4" natural gas main with 25 lbs. pressure. 8" water main with 70 to 75 lbs static pressure, 10 " sewer main, tricking filter treatment plant. ADSL, DSL, ISDN lines are available. Served by Nebraska highways 8 and 14, located on paved street, 25 miles from 4-lane U.S. Highway 81. BNSF and UP railroads served the community Business park is two blocks from rail. Municipal airport has a 3,700 foot lighted and hard-surfaced runway.
At a time with rail sites are becoming increasingly had to find, Superior has undeveloped sites with the potential for service from both the BN&SF and the Union Pacific Railroads. Bedrock may be as clsoe as 35 feet below the surface which offers a solid foundation upon which to build.
Abundant limestone is found nearby in Jewell County, Kansas. This limestone provided an economical raw material source for the Ideal Cement Company plant which operated in the community for more than 70 years, An operating limestone mine is located within 3 miles of Superior. Volcanic ash is also mined in nearby Jewell County.
Superior is a rural agricultural community. The primary crops grown in the area are corn, wheat, soybeans and grain sorghum (milo). Pictured to the right is a sample of food grade milo, a type designed for human consumption, which is now grown in Nuckolls County. A food grade grain sorghum milling operation operates near Superior. Area farmers are exploring alternative and niche crop ideas. Economic development activities include exploration of value added agricultural products. The area is unique in that about an equal number of acres in the Superior trade area are devoted to growing corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat. Many areas have two crops, our area has four.
Location: Superior is located in the center of the United States, only 23 minutes from the new four lane Highway 81, connecting south to Interstate 70 and north to Interstate 80.
Bedrock: Heavy industry would benefit from plants constructed on ground with bedrock only 35 to 50 feet below the surface.
Railroads: Superior is served by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
Utilities: Abundant volumes of natural gas are available in Superior with a six inch service line for industry. Electrical service is easily accessible and reliable with multi sources for consistent, uninterrupted service.