Development-ready property designation helps attract new commercial projects

Certified-In-Wisconsin-logo_RGBMADISON, WI. Feb. 14, 2017—The Certified In Wisconsin® Program, offered in partnership by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Deloitte Consulting, is accepting new applications from property owners.

The program is open to industrial properties 20 acres or larger in Wisconsin. A Certified Site designation indicates that a wide range of concerns have been considered—environmental and geological factors, transportation access, utility and infrastructure capacity, zoning, property rights—and that the site is ready for industrial development.

Certified In Wisconsin sites also benefit from WEDC’s comprehensive marketing strategy, including a dedicated webpage and print piece offering details about each individual site, and inclusion in a database that allows site selectors to quickly and easily search for sites that meet their criteria.

“The Certified Sites Program paves the way for faster development and mitigates risk in the development process, both for the site owner and for the company making the investment,” said Coleman Peiffer, business and investment attraction director for WEDC. “We are proud to work with communities throughout the state to help drive new business growth through programs that are responsive to their needs and those of the companies they assist.”

Wisconsin currently has 16 certified sites, with 17 development projects completed or underway on 10 of them. Those projects, when complete, are expected to create more than 1,600 jobs and generate more than $315 million in capital investment.

Applications are due by March 3. Find more information and application details at



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