• Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park Receives Site Certification Iowa Economic Development Authority

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    April 18, 2023
    Grow Clinton, a 501(c)(6) non-profit tourism, community and economic development organization based in Clinton, IA, is excited to announce the site certification of the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park.

    The certification process, conducted by Quest Site Solutions in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, was an eighteen-month-long exhaustive and rigorous review of the 460-acre industrial site along four-lane US Highway 30 in Clinton County. The acknowledgment confirms that the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park has undergone a thorough pre-qualification process to determine the site's readiness for development.

    "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.

    For more information on the Lincolnway Industrial Rail & Air Park, please contact Andy Sokolovich at asokolovich@growclinton.com or call 563.242.5702.

    Andy Sokolovich, President & CEO
    asokolovich@growclinton.com, (563) 242-5702