Perry & Woodward recognized as Certified Sites
Dallas County May 1, 2015
July 13, 2015 - DES MOINES
Today, Governor Terry Brandstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds announced six additional industrial sites to achieve certification through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) certified site program. The Perry site was among the six. In addition the Governor announced the plans to rollout a pilot "Green" Certification to take place in Woodward, Iowa. "This is a great day for Dallas County! The addition of Perry makes three certified sites in the County with Woodward on track to be the fourth. All of the sites have very unique attributes and different target markets", said Linda Wunsch, Executive Director of the Greater Dallas Development Alliance.
Perry, Iowa site is comprised of 151 acres and is part of the existing Perry Business Park located on Highway 141 at the eas edge of Perry. Current tenants in the park include: Perciaval Scientific, ITC Midwest and Hy-Line In ternational. Mayor, Jay Patee of Perry stated "We are very proud to receive the certification today for Perry. This will bring a higher level of awareness to our site and community and provide opportunities that we may have otherwise not had a chance to participate in RFI requests." Perry Industries & Perry Economic Development representative Terry Nielsen stated "Our groups have had great success in the past in attracting the three businesses that are curretnly in the business park, we want to continue to target complimentary business".
Woodward, Iowa site is comprised of a total of 463 acres and is situated at the junctions of Hwy 210 & 141. Approximately 150 acres will be certified for business development with the remaining acres to be support services and housing, all of which will be adhering to sustainable development. Mayor Brian Devick of Woodward stated "This pilot project is a first of its kind in the Nation and will put Woodward on the map. A key point of this new category is the requirement to develop and adopt covenants that will provide strong guidance for the future development of the Green Business Park. We are very excited to start the process of the new certification". Craig DeHoet, Woodward Economic Development and City Council member stated "This new classification of "green certifcation" recognizes the importance of reducing the environmental impact of development. The diversification this will provide to the Woodward economy is something we have planned and dreamed of for years".