The Kearney Hub
KEARNEY — This week, Lt. Gov. Mike Foley honored city of Kearney officials for their continuing work in economic development. For the third time in 10 years, Kearney has earned recognition from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development as an Economic Development Certified Community . . . Active local, county and state economic support have contributed to growth within the community’s public and private sectors. Through ongoing efforts to build opportunities in the region’s technology industry, the city of Kearney and Economic Development Council of Buffalo County (EDCBC) partnered to purchase and develop Kearney’s shovel-ready technology park, Tech oNE Crossing. Since 2017, local leaders have successfully recruited two companies to the facility, including Xpanxion Software’s $5 million client briefing center and an $11 million solar farm. Read more here.
SoCore Energy Photo: Kearney’s Solar Farm, comprising 22,464 panels on 53 acres at Tech oNE Crossing, is currently Nebraska’s largest. The 5.7-megawatt solar array’s generating capacity is enough to power about 900 houses or supply 5 percent of Kearney’s energy load.