Grow Clinton wins grant to re-certify Lincolnway business park

CLINTON, Iowa – Grow Clinton has received a grant for its work with the recertification of the Lincolnway Industrial Pail and Air Park.

The economic development organization has been selected to receive $32,063 through the Clinton County Development Association (CCDA).

Adjacent to U.S. Highway 30 and the Clinton Municipal Airport, the Lincolnway Industrial Rail and Air Park represents one of the most substantial economic development assets in the Greater Clinton Region. With immediate access to the Union Pacific Railroad’s east-west mainline and the availability of reliable infrastructure, the park is an ideal location for any industrial company seeking to expand operations or relocate, Grow Clinton touts.

In 2016, the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park received its Certified Site designation from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).

“The site certification process is intense,” said Andy Sokolovich, Grow Clinton’s president and CEO. “Not only is it an investment of time, but there’s also a cost associated with the dozens of reports, studies, mapping, and management of the process. However, it’s well worth it as the effort sets us apart from the competition.”

Iowa’s Certified Sites program parallels a typical site location process. A credentialed Iowa Certified Site has accumulated relevant site-related data and documentation and is designated development ready.

Grow Clinton will use the grant to complete the necessary steps toward recertification, ensuring that the park remains development ready and continues to attract prospective employers.

“Thank you to the Clinton County Development Association for their generous contribution. Your investment is an excellent example of teamwork and collaboration toward the economic growth of our communities,” added Mr. Sokolovich.

The Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park recertification will be completed in July 2022.

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