Fort Dodge's Ag/Industrial Park Becomes State-Certified
After a two-year process, Fort Dodge's ag-industrial park is the largest certified shovel-ready site in Iowa. The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced today that four cities, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Van Meter, and Dexter had sites certified. Kelly Halsted, Economic Development Director with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, says that 447 acres of the Iowa Crossroads of Global Innovation are now certified as job-ready:
The program is an effort to address the lack of project-ready industrial sites. IEDA Director Debi Durham says the state has lost projects because sites weren't ready for immediate development.