Duke Energy Presents Site Readiness Plans

Posted: Updated:
Duke Energy presents a $10K check and site readiness plans to Dearborn County economic officials. (Oct. 31, 2019) Duke Energy presents a $10K check and site readiness plans to Dearborn County economic officials. (Oct. 31, 2019)

Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has awarded economic development officials in Dearborn County a check for $10,000 to help implement redevelopment plans.

The utility presented officials with site readiness recommendations for a 100-acre parcel in the town of St. Leon, which Duke planners believe is ripe economic investment and improvements. The money is to help put the action plan into motion.

“Duke Energy’s process engages key stakeholders and educates community partners in a truly catalytic way, especially for communities with less experience in the competitive business of project attraction,” said Terri Randall, president and chief executive officer of One Dearborn Inc.

Duke Energy says ideal properties for the site readiness program are typically 40 acres or larger, serviced by the utility, or a vacant industrial building of at least 20,000 square feet which has identified to support renewed industrial growth and sustainable development in the community.

The company says Banning Engineering of Plainfield produced conceptual drawings, engineering recommendations and site plans for the Dearborn County location. 

“We appreciate the opportunity to share our site and economic development expertise to advance communities across Indiana,” said Jeff Banning, president of Banning Engineering.

  • 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. 

    • (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. 

    • 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.

    • 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.