K-REDI land receives state certification
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —
A plot of land commonly known as the K-REDI Industrial Site in Kirksville is now state certified.
That announcement came during Tuesday's Kirksville Regional Economic Development Incorporated (K-REDI) meeting.
A Missouri Certified Site means land is shovel-ready for companies looking to set up their business.
K-REDI's 28.52 acres of land is adjacent to the Kirksville Industrial Park.
In less than three years, the economic development group purchased the land and went through the proper requirements to obtain certification.
According to K-REDI Executive Director Carolyn Chrisman, certified sites meet a set of standards designed to eliminate risk and help companies move to a new location faster.
"A company can come, they can locate there, they know that phase 1 and 2 environmentals have been done, geo-technical analysis of the soil has been done, and so it really eliminated their risk of locating on our property because we have this certification and it just makes it more marketable."
This K-REDI land is Missouri's 33rd certified development-ready site.
Chrisman says now that the land is certified, K-REDI will begin the hard work of attracting a company to the site and to the community.