BNSF Railway Announces 2021 Economic Development Results | News


FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 3, 2022–

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today announced that investments by customers served by the freight rail service provider in 2021 amount to approximately $1.5 billion. Significant investments from clients such as The Gatorade Company Inc., Mark Anthony Brewing and Northern Metal Recycling contributed to the sum. Through customer investment, BNSF expects to create more than 1,700 new jobs in local communities. This marks the 11th consecutive year that BNSF clients and local economic development organizations have invested more than $1 billion in a calendar year in new or expanded facilities.

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“The success of BNSF’s rail development program is the result of our employees working with our customers to create unique supply chain solutions that meet their unique needs,” said Chris Danos, Assistant Vice President, economic development. “Flexibility is the key to helping our customers maximize their investments, save them development costs and speed up their time to market.

In 2021, new developments supported a wide variety of commodities, including consumer, agricultural and industrial products in communities across the BNSF network. Highlights of the supply chain solutions BNSF has helped clients achieve in 2021 include:

  • The Gatorade Company, Inc. – Through significant investment, The Gatorade Company, Inc., co-located at BNSF’s Logistics Park Kansas City for warehouse and distribution center capabilities, generating 200 job opportunities for communities surrounding.
  • Mark Anthony Brewing – In Glendale, Arizona, Mark Anthony Brewing has invested $450 million to build a new facility capable of receiving tank car shipments of glucose and alcohol to produce White Claw Hard Seltzer, creating 300 jobs.
  • Northern Metal Recycling – Investing $75 million, Northern Metal Recycling built a new facility at Becker Industrial Park in Becker, Minnesota to handle both manifest and scrap unit train shipments, providing 90 new roles for community members.

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About the BNSF Railroad

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 32,500 miles of track in 28 states and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is a leading carrier of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low sulfur coal and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, building materials, food and beverages. BNSF expeditions help feed, clothe, supply and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced and efficient railways in the industry. We continuously work to improve the value of the safety, service, energy and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at

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