Certified Sites

We are proud to now have three certified sites in Dallas County. Please click on the site links below for more information:

 

Van Meter Vision Park

 

West Metro Rail Park

 

 

 

 

 

Perry Industrial Park

 

Perry Industrial Park: Certified!

Iowa Certified Site Program Overview

One of the fastest growing trends in the site selection business is the demand for certified industrial sites.  As companies continue to put pressure on the time allowed for making a location decision as well as the time required to start construction and complete the project, the need for certified sites increases.  The location decision process demands available sites, and those sites need to be ready for development.  Companies looking to build new facilities want sites that are shovel-ready and relatively risk free.

In an effort to capitalize on this trend, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) rolled out its certified site program in May 2012.  This is an independent, third-party certification program which uses the nationally recognized site selection firm of McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC) as the sole certifying agent.  MSC has designed a program based on a combination of industry needs as well as Iowa’s targeted industries and natural assets.

The program objective is to develop a portfolio of certified sites that will make Iowa more competitive in site selection projects.  Certification benefits include effective pro-active marketing; prepares the community for better re-active marketing; educates the developer on the site’s strengths and weaknesses; speeds up the development schedule by having due diligence completed.

IEDA Certified Sites

Dallas County in Site Selection Magazine
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Perry, Iowa site recognized as an Iowa Certified Site and Woodward, Iowa announced as a pilot “Green” Certified Site
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Dallas County Sites Recognized as Two of Iowa’s First Certified Sites
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