More than a hundred people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Plainview – Hale County Business Park.

The ceremony, held Monday, April 23, marked the beginning of a nine month construction project to build a new park for the citizens of Plainview and Hale County. The 140-acre Business Park has been zoned for commercial and industrial use, half of which will be sub-divided into five and ten acre tracts of land.

Plainview Mayor Wednell Dunlap attended the ceremony alongside Hale County Judge Bill Coleman, Hale County Commissioners, the Plainview City Countil, and the Plainview/Hale County Economic Development Corporation.

Congressman of the 19th District, Jodey Arrington, was also in attendance, and said, “I am excited about the opportunity to attract new businesses and jobs to Hale County and my hometown of Plainview. This is a great example of local, state and federal leaders working together to support rural economics, which are the backbone of this country.”

Congressman Jodey Arrington, Plainview native. Photo by Doug McDonough

The new park is located on the Ports-To-Plains Interstate 27 Trade Corridor which links to Interstate 40, about 45 miles north of the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. It’s being paid for by a $1,000,000 grant provided to Plainview and Hale County from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Economic Development Administration.

Interested Business Park tenants will need to contact the Plainview/Hale County Economic Development Corporation at 806-293-8536.