Dubois County Site to be Certified Prime

Posted: Updated:
FERDINAND -

A 72-acre site in Dubois County will later this month receive a key designation. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will certify the Mobel property in Ferdinand as Indiana Site Certified Prime.

The Prime designation is the highest tier in the Indiana Site Certified program, which designates a site as ready for economic development.

"This is the result of outstanding collaboration between the Town of Ferdinand, landowner Mobel, Inc. and Dubois REC," said Ed Cole, president of Dubois Strong. "Dubois Strong has another great asset to market to site selection professionals, an Indiana Site Certified Prime industrial property."

In order to receive the Prime designation, a site must meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least 30 contiguous areas
  • Be located no more than 2.5 miles from a state highway
  • An archaeological designation must be completed
  • The LUG, LEDO or REDO must own the property or an option must be held with the owner

The Mobel site is currently listed for sale for $2.4 million. Dubois Strong, the economic development organization for Dubois County, says the site could be used for mixed-use development, a business park, light manufacturing, or warehousing and distribution.

Officials from OCRA, Dubois Strong and the Town of Ferdinand will be on hand February 23 to officially present the designation at the Ferdinand Town Hall.

  • Perspectives

    • New Employment Laws Create Roadblocks

      Hiring the right people has always been a challenge, and it's especially difficult in a low-unemployment environment. Yet that hasn't stopped some state and local governments from doing their best to complicate the hiring process. In recent years, one of the biggest issues has been so-called "ban the box" laws that prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on applications. Now it appears that data about past salaries is becoming another taboo subject.

    More

Subscribe

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

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Anthem Details Indy HQ Plans

      Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) says it will invest $20 million into converting its largest downtown Indianapolis facility -- located on the south side of the city -- into its new corporate headquarters. The city says the move will keep the state's largest publicly-traded company in the city where it was founded nearly 75 years ago. The space will be home to more than 2,600 on-site workers and support over 2,300 additional workers throughout the state.

    • Long John Silver's Acquires Indiana Restaurants

      Louisville-based Long John Silver's has acquired more than 70 restaurants, most of which are located in Indiana, from Jasper-based ServUS. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the company says no jobs will be affected.

    • Well-Known Hoosier Artist Robert Indiana Dies

      An artist born and raised in Indiana who created an iconic statue that has been reproduced throughout the world and depicted on a U.S. postage stamp has died. Robert Indiana, who was born Robert Clark in New Castle, unveiled "LOVE" in the mid-1960s, a sculpture that depicts his well-known arrangement of the multi-colored, capital letters of the word. One version of the work is still located at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and others can be found...

    • New Employment Laws Create Roadblocks

      Hiring the right people has always been a challenge, and it's especially difficult in a low-unemployment environment. Yet that hasn't stopped some state and local governments from doing their best to complicate the hiring process. In recent years, one of the biggest issues has been so-called "ban the box" laws that prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on applications. Now it appears that data about past salaries is becoming another taboo subject.

    • Do It Best CEO: Talent Needs Serve as Growth 'Governor'

      The chief executive officer of Fort Wayne-based Do It Best Corp. says the co-op's retailers are more concerned about talent attraction and retention than other issues including competition from big box stores and e-commerce. Dan Starr says low unemployment are putting pressure at "all levels" for the second-largest home improvement retail co-op in the country and the industry as a whole. Do It Best was founded in 1945 and currently employs nearly...