BNSF assistance creates $1 billion in rail-area investments during 2006
Fort Worth, Texas-based BNSF Railway said Monday that the company's economic development efforts during 2006 resulted in the creation of 107 new or expanded facilities in areas served by the railway.
These facilities represented total investments of $1 billion and the creation of more than 4,000 jobs.
From 2004 through 2006, BNSF’s economic development efforts have resulted in $3.54 billion in facility investments and created 14,300 jobs.
The 107 facilities located in 2006 included ethanol plants in California and Minnesota; produce distribution centers in California, Illinois, Kansas and Texas; and lumber yards in California, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington. Other companies located along BNSF lines in 2006 include facilities for building products, fertilizers, plastics and aggregates.
A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., BNSF Railway operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces.