“For the city of Cactus, that project reinforces its ability to establish its identity,” said Mike Running, executive director of the Dumas Economic Development Corp., which promotes Moore County’s business projects.
The apartment complex site, located across town from the plant, was formerly land used for equestrian training, said Steve Schmidt-Witcher, city manager.
“Building the apartments has been a learning curve on communication between public and private,” he said. JBS owns and will eventually manage the apartments, pending approval. “We have 156 units they can't rent because we haven't gotten our grant approved."