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Charles City development park certified

By: - January 7, 2020 1:30 pm

The Avenue of the Saints Development Park in Charles City Tuesday became the 29th certified development site under an Iowa Economic Development Authority program that began in 2012.

The idea is to offer developers sites that are shovel-ready, and the state attributes $850 million in investment to the program.

A third party, firm Quest Site Solutions, certifies the sites, checking them against national siting standards and weighing natural assets in targeted industries. That typically reduces development time, IEDA reported.

Two more Iowa sites are under consideration for the program; the next round starts Jan. 9.

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