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State Certifies Three Industrial Sites in Ripley, Crossville, and Hall, Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced three new Select Tennessee Certified Sites in cities of Ripley, Crossville, and Hall, Tennessee.

Launched in 2012, the Select Tennessee program helps communities prepare industrial sites for private investment and job creation. The program sets rigorous standards to give companies detailed and reliable information during the site selection process.

Fifty-seven sites across Tennessee have now been certified. The newest certified sites include:

Halls Industrial Site, a 34.45 acre public parcel zoned for light industrial facilities, with 26 acres that can be developed, in Halls, Tennessee, 69 miles northeast of Memphis.

Interchange Business Park, 20 acres of public land not currently zoned, in Crossville, Tennessee, 69 miles west of Knoxville.

Walker East Industrial Park a 100.6 acre public parcel, zoned heavy industrial district in Ripley, Tennessee, 57.2 miles northeast of Memphis.

“Having a strong lineup of shovel-ready sites in Tennessee is one of our main advantages when recruiting companies to our state,” Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “With the assistance of the Select Tennessee Certified Site program, we are not only making sure our Tennessee communities are ahead of the game in economic development, it also reassures companies that Tennessee is taking the initiative to make sure our state is the perfect location for companies looking to build new manufacturing facilities or expand existing operations.”

According to state officials, to date, 16 companies have invested $1.5 billion in capital investment to construct facilities on certified sites, accounting for more than 6,600 new job commitments.

“The strength of the economy has increased private-sector demand for competitive industrial sites” Charles Slife, Location Consultant at Austin Consulting, said. “Through the Select Tennessee Certified Sites Program, communities across Tennessee are positioning properties for significant capital investment and job creation. Tennessee’s three newest certified sites have undergone thorough vetting and have been or will be graded, making them particularly compelling locations for manufacturing investment."

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