Dec 11, 2012

Madison Region to benefit from announcement of certified sites

Certified in WIBusinesses looking to locate or expand in the Madison Region will benefit from the announcement made this month by Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) of five “Certified In Wisconsin” development-ready certified sites in Fitchburg, DeForest, Beaver Dam, Janesville, and Beloit.

The selection of the Fitchburg Technology Campus-Phase II, the DeForest Business Park, the Beaver Dam 151 Business Park, the Highway 11 Business Park in Janesville, and the Gateway Business Park in Beloit demonstrates Wisconsin’s commitment to accelerating business growth in the eight-county region served by MadREP, the Madison Region economic development partnership.

“It’s a huge win for the Madison Region to have development-ready properties,” notes Paul Jadin, President of MadREP. “As businesses look to locate or expand in this state, the Madison Region boasts a competitive edge with the availability of these certified sites, paired with our already existing advantages in workforce, education, and innovation. The certification of these sites can serve as a model throughout the state, particularly for small communities seeking to attract business growth.”

A certified site is a development-ready site that has been reviewed and approved by WEDC as meeting certain development criteria.

For additional details, please view these WEDC press releases:
Fitchburg & DeForest announcement
Beaver Dam announcement
Janesville & Beloit announcement