Nyssa embraces recent spate of growth

Kiersten Kramer, manager of Cattle Drive Coffee in Nyssa, said business is good for her small shop. The business, owned by Clint Koplin, is one of several new businesses that opened in town last year. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

NYSSA – Thirteen years after 190 jobs vanished when the Amalgamated Sugar Company plant halted production, Nyssa is growing again.

“There are a lot of cool things happening in Nyssa,” said Jim Maret, city manager.

Those include five businesses that opened their doors in the last year. More businesses, he said, are on the way.

The new businesses in town are Gem Auto Glass, Apple Valley Pizza, Cattle Drive Coffee, Main Street Second Hand and Valeria’s Mexican Restaurant.

Two elements sparked the growth, said Maret. First, he said, the city put renewed focus on economic development . . .