Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park receives site certification

CLINTON, Iowa – The Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park near Clinton has received site certification from a state agency. That means the site could be ready to attract new businesses.

The certification process, conducted by Quest Site Solutions in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, was an 18-month-long exhaustive and rigorous review of the 460-acre industrial site along four-lane US Highway 30 in Clinton County, according to Grow Clinton officials.

“Going through the site certification process takes time, attention to detail, and strong collaboration with our community partners, including the City of Clinton, utilities, transportation, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority,” said Andy Sokolovich, president of Grow Clinton.

“Receiving certification demonstrates that the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park is ready for development and, compared to other sites across the country, can respond to a company’s needs faster and more efficiently.”

As part of the certification process, several studies were conducted to ensure the park was prepared for development. These studies reveal construction constraints due to environmental issues, transportation access, endangered species, soil conditions and wetlands. By avoiding any concerns regarding the acreage, the site presents an advantage to a prospective business in reducing cost and time when selecting a location.

“When a business starts their search for a new facility, being certified lets the site selector know that the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park has the needed infrastructure suitable for development. The certification reflects our competitive development advantage, and over the next few years, you will see the fruits of this labor,” said Matt Parbs, vice president of community and economic development for Grow Clinton.

The certified site is rail-served by the Union Pacific Railroad East-West mainline and is immediately adjacent to the Clinton Municipal Airport. Utility providers include Alliant Energy, Eastern Iowa Light & Power, Iowa American Water Company, Miles Communications and the City of Clinton.

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