Duke Identifies Economic Development Sites

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The utility's Indiana headquarters is in Plainfield. The utility's Indiana headquarters is in Plainfield.
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Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana has selected four parcels of land as part of its 2017 Site Readiness program. The sites, located in Bartholomew, Crawford, Dearborn and Hamilton counties, were chosen based on their potential to bring large businesses and industries to their areas.

Duke will work with site consulting and engineering firms to evaluate each site and draw up conceptual plans for future economic development. The selected sites include:

  • A 63-acre site located at the northeast corner of US Highway 31 and County Road 800 North near Edinburgh (Bartholomew County)
  • A 103-acre industrial park with multiple parcels available, located off Interstate 64 at Exit 92 near Leavenworth (Crawford County)
  • A 55-acre site at 1228 Harrison-Brookville Road, near West Harrison (Dearborn County)
  • A 53-acre site in Noblesville at 14469 Olio Road near Exit 210 off of Interstate 69 (Hamilton County)

Duke says it will present a detailed report and conceptual drawings for each site to city and county officials and will work with leaders and economic development professionals to establish a marketing strategy for the locations. The utility will also provide $10,000 to economic development organizations in each location to implement the recommendations.

"Helping our communities attract large businesses to our service area brings increased jobs and economic prosperity for entire regions," Erin Schneider, director of economic development for Duke Energy Indiana, said in a news release. "It’s an important part of our mission and we look forward to working with our economic development partners to bring added value to these communities."

Duke says, since 2008, its overall economic development program has helped create nearly 20,000 jobs through a total capital investment of $4.5 billion.

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