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Siouxland Chamber: BPI economic footprint too large to measure

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DAKOTA DUNES, SD (KTIV) -

With a operations suspended at three plants across the country, half of the employees of Beef Products Incorporated are now in limbo.

Another 450 have fewer hours with reduced production at the plant in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The company employs a total of 1,500 people nationwide.

But those numbers don't reflect the effect it'll have on other businesses tied to BPI. Industries like trucking, cold storage, even box manufacturers will be impacted.

It's a huge blow for a company that's played a key role in the Siouxland community.

"Their employees and they're executives populate our local not-for-profit board of directors. They're engaged in countless community activities. Their economic footprint is too large to measure. They're critically important to us and we're going to be there for them during this challenging time," said Chris McGowan, Siouxland Chamber President.

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