Certified Sites

Resource pages for "Certified Sites"-related posts for economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and site consultants.


Jack Link’s Houston County

Jack Link’s Manufacturing Facility Bringing 800 Jobs To Georgia

The meat snack maker will invest $450 million in its new manufacturing facility at the I-75 GRAD Certified Site in Houston County.
Dot Foods Distribution Center

Dot Foods Investing Over $89M In Two New Distribution Centers

Dot Foods will build a $39M distribution center in Ingersoll, Ontario, and a $50.5M operation in Manchester, TN.
Certified sites

Digging In With Shovel-Ready Sites

Being prepared for any and every corporate relocation or expansion scenario is vital for any community seeking new business ventures. Certified sites are a good start.
Origin Materials Louisiana

Origin Materials Will Invest $750M In Louisiana Plastics Plant

Origin Materials' plant-based plastics manufacturing project is expected to create 200 direct new jobs in in Ascension Parish, LA.
Tractor Supply store Maumelle, Arkansas distribution center

Tractor Supply Investing $100M In New Arkansas Distribution Center

The company's 10th distribution center will create more than 450 new full-time jobs by the end of 2023 and service about 250 Tractor Supply stores.
Kansas certified sites

Kansas, Sunflower Electric Launch New Certified Sites Partnership

Thanks to a new partnership, sites certified through Sunflower Electric's Certified Sites Program will automatically be certified by the Kansas Department of Commerce.
Pete’s Georgia

Pete’s Opening First Eastern U.S. Indoor Farming Facility In Georgia

California-based greenhouse grower Pete's will invest $18 million and create 15 jobs in Peach County, GA.
Liberty County

Home Meridian International Investing $23.5M In Georgia Expansion

The division of Hooker Furniture Corporation will open a distribution facility in Liberty County, GA, creating 50 new jobs. 
ElectriCities of North Carolina

Public Power Fuels Growth In North Carolina

ElectriCities’ nonprofit membership organization provides economic development support to 70 communities throughout North Carolina.
Site Development Grant

Tennessee Awards Nine New Site Development Grants

The grants, totaling more than $1.3 million, will help communities prepare industrial sites for economic development projects and achieve Select Tennessee site certification.
Competitive Communities

Arkansas: Creating Competitive Communities

A new Competitive Communities Initiative in Arkansas aims to make locations across the state even more attractive for new and expanding businesses.

How An Iowa Location Can Improve The Bottom Line

The Iowa Certified Site program streamlines the site selection process and offers multiple options, including a green business park, industrial sites and parks, and mega sites.
Ohio State Focus

Ohio: Going Above And Beyond For New Business

The Buckeye State has a robust network of state economic partners who take a customer-focused approach to business, providing support to companies at every step of the process.
Iowa

Iowa: Moving To The Top Of The Class

Iowa is aiming to add 120,000 residents with post­secondary degrees to its workforce by 2025.
certified sites

Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

As the demand for shovel-ready industrial sites keeps growing, more and more locations are initiating certified sites programs that streamline the approval process for new developments.

May / June 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 3)

The May / June 2017 issue features our annual tour of the locations that are leaders in logistics and distribution, ports and FTZs, LiveXchange 2017, biotech, tourism, and certified sites. Plus, what’s going on in Maryland, Louisiana, Nevada and Tennessee.
Iowa

Iowa Is Built for Business

With certified sites of up to 600 acres available for shovel-ready projects and innovative targeted tax credits, the Hawkeye State is soaring above the competition.
site development grants

15 Tennessee Communities To Receive Site Development Grants

Grants totaling $5.7 million will assist communities in finalizing infrastructure and engineering improvements for project-ready certified sites.
Iowa-Governor-Terry-Branstad

State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn

While often stereotyped as an ag state, Iowa has created a business friendly environment that makes it globally competitive in a diverse and growing number of industry sectors.
business-facilities-july/august-2015

July/August 2015 Issue (Volume 48, Number 4)

The 11th Annual Rankings Report is the focus of Business Facilities July/August issue, plus coverage of certified sites, digital media, and medical devices.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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