Wabash County Site Certified Prime

Posted: Updated:
(image courtesy Grow Wabash County) (image courtesy Grow Wabash County)

Officials in Wabash County will Tuesday celebrate a major designation for the Wabash Business Complex. The city of Wabash and Grow Wabash County will hold a dedication event in recognition of the business park being deemed Indiana Site Certified Prime by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

The Indiana Site Certified program certifies that sites are ready for economic development, according to OCRA. The "prime" designation is the highest offered by the program and means a site must meet certain criteria:

  • Must have 30 contiguous acres,
  • The location must be no more than 2.5 miles from a state highway,
  • An archaeological investigation must be conducted. I
  • LUG, LEDO or REDO must own the property or an option must be held with the owner.

Grow Wabash County says the Wabash Business Complex has shovel-ready lots with access to utilities, including a new 750,000-gallon water tower and state-of-the-art fiber optics. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will be on hand for the dedication ceremony, which is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

In August, OCRA designated a site in Huntington County as Site Certified Prime. You can learn more about the Indiana Site Certified Program by clicking here.

  • Perspectives

    • Cyber Security: Out of Your Control - or Not?

      Good chance YOU have been a victim of a cyber security attack!  When a company gets hacked, you and other customers become the “victims” of the breach. That puts your identity at risk!  The FTC estimates 9 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year!  What’s the greatest potential for identity theft?  On-line shopping! Yikes!



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • An abandoned East Chicago neighborhood is fenced off for safety. (photo ctsy: The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      New Housing Coming to East Chicago

      The Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority has selected a Chicago nonprofit to participate in a new workforce housing program in East Chicago, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana. The nonprofit organization A Safe Haven Foundation was awarded a $700,000 grant from the IHCDA that will support the new construction of single-family homes in the West Calumet neighborhood. 

    • A New Way of Thinking for Drug Addiction Recovery

      The long war against drug addiction continues to rage, with the opioid crisis representing the latest front of the battle. As with any long fight, our strategy must change as the forces of death and destruction find new ways to attack those most vulnerable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68% of the 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid – six times higher than in 1999.

    • (photo courtesy Joseph Pete/The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      ArcelorMittal to Idle Furnace at Indiana Harbor West

      ArcelorMittal plans to idle a blast furnace at its Indiana Harbor West in East Chicago. A spokesperson tells our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana employees will be reassigned and there will be no layoffs as a result of the move. 

    • Graduates from the 1st cohort for manufacturing at Branchville Correctional Facility (photo ctsy: Dept of Corrections)

      Manufacturing Skills Training for Inmates

      The Indiana Department of Correction is trying to help fill voids in the state’s manufacturing workforce by preparing and training low-risk inmates before they are released. Branchville Correctional Facility in downstate Perry County just graduated its first cohort of the Catapult Training Program, following a four-week course in basic manufacturing skills. The facility is classified as a Level II Low Medium Security Correctional Facility. In an interview with...

    • Calumet Specialty Sells Texas Refinery

      Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners (Nasdaq: CLMT) has closed on the sale of its San Antonio,Texas refinery, crude oil terminal and pipeline to Starlight Relativity Acquisition Co. LLC. Starlight agreed to pay $63 million in cash for the plant, property and equipment.