“The City of Sidney and Cabela’s have had a shared history of growth and prosperity since 1969 when Dick and Jim Cabela moved their company from Chappell to Sidney, and we are hopeful that Cabela’s will continue significant operations in its hometown,” Nienhueser said.
Throughout the years, the City has worked hand in hand with Cabela’s, which has been a major driver of economic growth in our community and surrounding areas, he said. The City has consistently shown support for Cabela’s by providing economic incentives and large infrastructure projects to support the company and its employees as it grew and expanded in Sidney, throughout the State of Nebraska and the nation. “As Cabela’s has grown, so grew Sidney,” Nienhueser said.
Sidney City officials, like everyone else in Nebraska, are waiting for more details in hopes of learning what this new development will mean to the company and its employees, who make up significant portions of Sidney’s and numerous other communities’ population.
“We are anxious to meet with Bass Pro Shops executives to highlight all our community offers, all the benefits we have provided and can provide to continuing company operations here,” Nienhueser said. “These are the same benefits that helped Cabela’s succeed all these years.”
The press release announcing the acquisition points out that Bass Pro Shops wishes to continue to grow the Cabela’s brand, and they appreciate and understand the deep ties between Cabela’s and Sidney, and that important bases of operation will remain. “We consider this positive news and City officials stand ready to continue working with Bass Pro Shops, their ownership and management team to assure a continued shared history and economic success,” Nienhueser said.
Nienhueser also said he appreciates Gov. Pete Ricketts’ comments offering state support and assistance.