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Jackson County REMC Enhancing Regional Marketability for Potential Developers

Brownstown, Ind. (December 14, 2020) The Verisite team, a Ginovus, Plaka & Associates and Veridus Group partnership has conducted a comprehensive study identifying new potential industrial development sites located within the Jackson County REMC service territory. Since the spring of 2020, the Verisite team, in collaboration with Jackson County REMC, Hoosier Energy and local economic developers have established a list of prospective sites for evaluation. The process resulted in comprehensive data for 10 new sites that are available for development.

The team evaluated sites using an extensive criteria matrix, including site size, proximity to corridors such as I65, SR56 and US 50 as well as ownership and ease of land assembly along with several others.

This extensive review gives companies and site selectors assurance the necessary documentation and data have been compiled. The thoroughness of this work, designed for cost savings and speed to market for industrial developers, also provided an understanding of community assets and readiness to accommodate the next wave of development.

“One of the area’s strongest attributes of the market will be the 2,000-mile fiber-optic network, with mainline construction scheduled for completion in late 2021” said Mark McKinney, President & CEO of Jackson County REMC. Today, over 5,000 members are connected with access to broadband speeds up to 1 GigaByte per second.

Jackson County REMC is committed to provide cost-competitive, reliable, sustainable electric energy to help business and industry maintain a competitive advantage. This advantage may be further enhanced with an economic development rider (EDR), which offers significant discounts on an industrial customer’s electric bill for the first six years of operation.