A shovel-ready site in Linton has become the first in Indiana to receive two different site certifications. The more than 60-acre Greene County site has received certification from Verisite, in addition to the Silver Site certification from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs it received last August.
Verisite is a national site certification firm headquartered in Indianapolis. Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Executive Director Denny Spinner says the new site shows Linton is committed to economic growth.
“This shows that the Dunkerly site is ready for investment and has the resources needed to be successful. This is an exciting achievement for the community and I congratulate all community members and partners involved in making this designation happen,” said Spinner.
The state says certifications assure companies and site selectors that the site is ready for quick development, which results in cost savings. Indiana Municipal Power Agency also provided financial support throughout the certification process.
“When we say ‘You’ll like Linton’, it’s not just a slogan. We mean that sincerely, and we apply it equally to new residents and new businesses. Our community is prepared to treat newcomers with hospitality and warmth,” said Linton Mayor John Wilkes.