NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) said today that he has been advised by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) that the City of Milan Industrial Park Site in Gibson County has been selected as a Tennessee Certified Site. The site is located on Denton Fly Road in Milan.
“I am very pleased with this news. This will be a tremendous help in locating businesses to this site,” said Senator Stevens.
Stevens said the certification helps to ensure businesses looking to locate or expand in Tennessee that the site will be operational in the shortest possible timeframe and that they meet special standards for site preparedness. According to ECD, the qualifications needed to become certified, a site must have at least 20 developable acres, proper zoning in place to allow for ease of development, all utilities at the site or a formal plan to extend to the site, and truck quality road access.
ECD has partnered with Austin Consulting and The Foote Consulting Group to administer the program. “Expanding companies and site selectors alike want to see sites that are ready to go right now and often do not have the time to go through a lengthy review process”, Foote Consulting Group, LLC President and CEO, Deane C. Foote said. “The Select Tennessee Certified Sites program assures these companies and site selectors that they are seeing some of the very best sites in the nation, the ‘cream of the crop’, all ready to go now.”
“Jobs are our first priority,” added Stevens. “I look forward to seeing this site developed and the new employment opportunities it will offer our citizens.”