Four Indiana counties have been selected for Duke Energy’s 2021 Site Readiness Program. Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana helps analyze vacant industrial properties in its 69-county service area which could be used for renewed development in communities.
The counties selected for the program, designed to spur economic development and to create jobs, include Carroll, Clark, Posey, and Tippecanoe. The properties range in size from 46 acres to 175 acres.
“We work closely over the long term with our local and regional economic development partners to help bring about lasting economic improvements for each community,” Erin Schneider, Indiana director of economic development for Duke Energy.
The company works with a site selection firm to evaluate and make specific recommendations for further developing the sites for business attraction.
If the counties institute the suggested changes to the property, Duke Energy then helps market the sites nationwide to find a company to locate there.
Duke says the economic development organizations in each of the counties will receive $10,000 to help implement their recommendations.