DED announces Sikeston South Industrial Park as new Missouri Certified Site

June 12, 2019
The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that the Sikeston South Industrial Park is now a Missouri Certified Site, meaning it is shovel-ready for companies looking to break ground on their businesses.

Through Sikeston’s certification in the Missouri Certified Sites program, the site joins Missouri’s 30 other recognized development-ready land sites.

“The Certified Sites program shows that Missouri is committed to supporting new investment and helping businesses grow,” Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “Prepared communities win jobs, and this certification shows that Sikeston is a prepared community.”

The program seeks to promote the best development sites in Missouri to businesses thinking about expanding or relocating, making it easier for them to grow.

Certified sites meet a set of standards that businesses need to quickly launch a new facility, including the availability of utilities, site access, environmental concerns, land use conformance and potential site development costs.

“Our new Missouri Certified Site sits at the apex of logistics for Missouri and actually the entire country. We’re fortunate to have 265 acres along the Burlington Northern Railroad and the crossing of I-55 and Future I-57,” Sikeston Regional Chamber CEO Mike Marshall said.

If your business is looking to grow, click here to explore Missouri’s Certified Sites located throughout the state.

Communities hoping to have a site certified and placed on the list can submit applications year-round.