BNSF Railway Announces 2021 Economic Development Results

Mar 3, 2022

Fort Worth, Texas, March 3, 2022 – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today reported investments from customers served by the freight rail provider in 2021 totaled approximately $1.5 billion. Large investments from customers including The Gatorade Company Inc., Mark Anthony Brewing and Northern Metal Recycling contributed to the sum. As a result of customer investments, BNSF projects the creation of more than 1,700 new jobs in local communities. This marks the 11th consecutive year that BNSF customers and local economic development organizations have invested more than $1 billion in a calendar year for new or expanded facilities.

“The success of BNSF’s rail development program is a result of our employees working with our customers to build unique supply chain solutions that fit their distinctive needs.” said Chris Danos, assistant vice president, economic development. “Flexibility is the key to helping our customers maximize their investments, saving them development costs and expediting their speed 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 supply chain solutions BNSF helped its customers achieve in 2021 include:

  • The Gatorade Company, Inc. – With a significant investment, The Gatorade Company, Inc., co-located at BNSF’s Logistics Park Kansas City for warehouse and distribution center capabilities, generating 200 employment opportunities for surrounding communities.
  • Mark Anthony Brewing – In Glendale, Arizona, Mark Anthony Brewing 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 constructed a new facility at the Becker Industrial Park in Becker, Minnesota, to handle both manifest and unit train shipments of scrap metals, offering 90 new roles for community members.

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About BNSF Railway

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments 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 railroads in the industry. We work continuously 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