The Sikeston South Industrial Park has been declared a new Missouri Certified Site, ready for businesses to break ground as one of 30 other sites within the state.
“The Certified Sites program shows that Missouri is committed to supporting new investment and helping businesses grow,” Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon says. “Prepared communities win jobs, and this certification shows that Sikeston is a prepared community.”
In a press release, the Department states the goal of the program is to indicate some of the best locations for building economies in Missouri as companies expand and develop.
Sikeston Regional Chamber CEO Mike Marshall says the new site sits at the apex of logistics for Missouri, even for the “entire country.”
“We’re fortunate to have 265 acres along the Burlington Northern Railroad and the crossing of I-55 and Future I-57,” says Marshall.
Each of the development-ready sites have been qualified with the standards needed to quickly launch future facilities: utilities, site access, environmental concerns, land use conformance, and potential site development costs.
Locations can be submitted to the Department of Economic Development for consideration of becoming Certified Sites.