Costco Wholesale Corp., Issaquah, Wash., selected Fremont, Neb., as a preferred site to construct a state-of-the-art poultry processing complex.

The facility will create 1,100 new jobs, and work directly with local farmers to provide locally raised poultry. The membership-only warehouse club also plans to purchase the 300,000 bushels of corn and 3,000 tons of soybean meal required per week from local providers.