New certified site in Bolivar makes it easier for business to locate in Missouri and create new jobs

November 3, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—Today the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced that the Bolivar Business Park located in the City of Bolivar is now a Missouri Certified Site (MCS), meaning it is shovel-ready for companies looking to set up their business.   

“We want to improve our state’s competitive edge by making it easier and faster for companies to start doing business in Missouri,” said Acting DED Director Rob Dixon. “This certification sends a message that we’re open for business.”     

Through Bolivar’s certification in the MCS program, the site joins Missouri’s 31 recognized development-ready land sites. Certified sites meet a set of standards designed to eliminate risk and expedite a company’s move to a new location. Items reviewed include the availability of utilities, site access, environmental concerns, land use conformance, and potential site development costs.

If your business is looking to grow, check out Missouri's Certified Sites located throughout the state: https://ded.mo.gov/programs/business/missouri-certified-sites-program.

“We are proud and excited that the Bolivar Business Park has been recognized by the State as a Certified Site. Having a site in our community that meets the national economic development standards will be a beneficial tool in recruiting industry to the area,” said Gail Noggle, Executive Director of the City of Bolivar Industrial Development Authority.

“By obtaining the Missouri Certified Sites status, companies can see that the City of Bolivar is a pro-business community willing to work hard for the businesses they serve,” said Matt Morrow, President of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “With the addition of Bolivar Business Park, the Springfield region now has three Missouri Certified Sites. Having shovel-ready sites with water, sewer, and electric infrastructure in place increases our ability to market the region to businesses outside the state, and while a lot of time and effort goes into gaining this certification, it certainly speaks to our dedication to businesses, both new and existing.”