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Qualification Process

Each year we award five projects with up to $25,000 to supplement the site qualification process. Potential sites must meet specific requirements and undergo an extensive review process by site selection experts.

Step 1: Site Submission

  • Minimum 25 acres
  • Municipal electric service
  • Water/sewer within 500 feet

Step 2: Site Selection

  • Economic development team reviews submitted sites
  • Following review, team selects sites to proceed to qualification

Step 3: Site Qualification

  • Detailed RFI with copy of deed, tax map, archeological reports, phase 1 and other due diligence
  • Municipal letter of support

Step 4: Site Qualification Review

  • Economic development team conducts review along with engineering and consulting firms

Step 5: Annual Updates

  • Site and RFI information to be updated annually

Step 6: Recertification

  • Conducted every three years

Interested in applying?