MUNCIE and YORKTOWN - Yorktown and the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance have announced the certification of a 72.5-acre property for industrial development. The McKibben property is among the first sites to be certified by the national Verisite program.

Verisite is a comprehensive site certification program, which compensates for industry gaps, such as brownfields and existing buildings. The Verisite program creates narrative around in-depth market research and analyzes human capital components in order to provide brokers, site selectors, developers and other decision-makers with reliable data.

"The energy of the U.S. economy has created a surge for elite industrial sites" said Pete Olson, town manager for Yorktown. "Verisite's exhaustive site certification program provides not only a thorough analysis of each site's strengths and weaknesses, but also magnifies the site's developability to key decision-makers."

The site was previously used for tilled agriculture and has been listed for $20,000.