The Missouri Department of Economic Development is excited to announce the availability of a new Missouri Certified Sites Program. The purpose of the Missouri Certified Sites program is to provide consistent standards regarding the availability and development potential of commercial or industrial development sites. Criteria have been established based on both the requirements of industry and the data documenting availability. Site pre-qualification through this process provides a standardized tool by which both development professionals and business prospects can review prospective sites for compatibility with their development needs. The certification of a site is performed through a comprehensive review of items including the availability of utilities, site access, environmental concerns, land use conformance, and potential site development costs. Having a site “certified” reduces the risk associated with development of particular sites by providing up front and consistent information. To this end, the certification process works to assemble current and accurate information into a single, useable package and format it such that potential buyers can have this information readily available for review immediately upon showing interest in a site. Since this information has been reviewed by an established Review Team of professionals for completeness, the potential buyer will achieve an increased level of detailed information to aid their decision-making.
Application materials for the Missouri Certified Sites Program as well as a Resource Guide that includes instructions on how to find required information, samples and attachments, can be found below. Questions about the Missouri Certified Sites Program can be directed to Hal Van Slyck at (573) 526-0748 or email@example.com.
Missouri Certified Sites standards have been developed through partnerships with Missouri Economic Development Council, Ameren UE, Empire Electric, KCP&L, Missouri Electric Cooperatives and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.