MAY 2018

Certified Sites give site selectors, business owners peace of mind


Certified-In-Wisconsin-logo-transparent.pngWisconsin’s Certified Sites portfolio recently added three new locations to its growing list of properties that are certified as development-ready

The properties in Eagle River, Wausau and Sparta have gained designation as Certified Sites, giving site selectors and business owners the confidence that projects on these properties will be able to move ahead without delays.

“Pre-certifying a site enables companies in Wisconsin and around the world to find the best location for their expansion with the knowledge that they can begin building quickly,” said Tricia Braun, deputy secretary and chief operating officer of WEDC.

For a property to gain designation as a Certified Site, critical site attributes like price, availability of utilities, transportation options and environmental standing are closely reviewed.

The Sparta site is a 114-acre portion of South Pointe Business Park zoned for manufacturing. Wausau’s site is 41 acres zoned for industrial uses, including manufacturing and assembly operations, general fabricating and processing, and research laboratories and facilities. Meanwhile, Eagle River’s 21-acre site aims to attract corporate development projects.

Since the program started in 2013, nearly $400 million in capital investment has taken place on Wisconsin’s 21 Certified Sites, creating an estimated 2,300 jobs.

The Certified in Wisconsin® Program is just one of many ways WEDC helps businesses maximize their success in the state.


Join other Wisconsin companies in a location that offers diversity to start, grow or expand your business. For more information about opportunities in Wisconsin, contact Tricia Braun at 608.210.6807 or, or visit

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