Indiana-Michigan Power, Madison County Corp. for Economic Development Announce Alexandria Park Shovel Ready Certification
February 22, 2016
Alexandria, IN- The Corporation for Economic Development in Madison County, Indiana, is excited to announce Alexandria Park is officially certified "Shovel Ready".
"Alexandria Park is the first in a series of certified large acre sites in our countywide development strategy," said Rob Sparks, Executive Director, Corporation for Economic Development, Madison County, Indiana. "It has already drawn national and international attention in early days of marketing and we have great expectations of the quality companies and jobs that will be created within it."
Indiana Michigan Power retained one of the world's leading site selection consulting firms, McCallum Sweeney, to conduct the Quality Site Program certification process of Alexandria Park.
"I&M is pleased to help the Corpration of Economic Development in Madison County, Indiana, gain shovel-ready certification," said Jim Finan, Economic & Business Development Manager for I&M. "As the Alexandria area's hometown energy provider, we are proud to play a key role in developing the area's economy. We look forward to assisting with the attraction of new industry to Alexandria Park and delivering reliable, high quality electric service to businesses that build there."
Alexandria Park, located along SR9 and SR 28 in Alexandria, just 5 miles east of I-69 Exit 245, boasts of 460 acres to develop into corporate campus and manufacturing operations. This large park includes a Norfolk Southern rail main and existing utility infrastructure on-site including: electric, natural gas, wastewater, telecom, and fiber. With support of the City of Alexandria and Madison County, incentives and the "shovel ready" status, this site is positioned to advance quickly to meet numerous projects' needs.
"As the Economic Development Director for the City of Alexandria, it is very exciting to see our business park receive McCallum Sweeney certification. This is yet another step that will fulfill our vision to bring oppoertunity and prosperity to Alexandria," said Warren Brown, Economic Development Director, City of Alexandria.
Added Ron Richardson, Mayor of Alexandria, Indiana, "Small Town USA": "We are very exited to receive the news on the certification for the Alexandria Park. This is great for Alexandria, and I would like to thank everyone for all their efforts. This opens the door for us to move forward into the future of Alexandria!"