25 Oct 2018
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that five communities in South Dakota have re-certified their development sites under the South Dakota Certified Ready Program. The communities include: Aberdeen, Arlington, Colman, Madison and North Sioux City.
"One of the best ways to get your community on a business's short list is to have a site that is ready for development," said GOED Commissioner Scott Stern. "The Certified Ready program assures companies that they are receiving the most accurate, detailed information about the site including availability, utilities, access and environmental concerns."
In 2016, the CRS program added additional requirements—soil borings and an archaeological assessment—to the certification requirements. As a result, several sites that were formerly certified needed to undergo additional work to be re-certified.
However, with the new certifications comes new marketing opportunities.