(INDIANAPOLIS) – Today, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs joined officials from the City of Winchester and the Randolph Economic Development Corporation to announce the designation of Indiana Site Certified Gold to the Winchester Vision Business Park.
“To earn a site certified designation requires public and private sector dedication and collaboration,” said Crouch. “I commend the leadership and local partners of the Winchester Vision Business Park for taking the necessary steps to bring economic development to their communities.”
The 62-acre site along US 27, is in close proximity to major roadways, demonstrating the park’s logistical advantages.
“What an exciting time in Winchester and Randolph County,” said Shon Byrum, Mayor of the City of Winchester. “Together, alongside the larger East-Central Indiana region and the State of Indiana, we are preparing the way for future leaders and new partners to continue the forward progress towards improving the lives of Hoosiers.”
The site certification was made possible through a partnership with the landowner and the City of Winchester. This designation is achieved due to the strong partnership demonstrated by all involved.
“The Randolph Economic Development Corporation was happy to play a small role in this project and we congratulate the leadership of the City of Winchester on receiving this important designation,” said Greg Beumer, Executive Director of the Randolph Economic Development Corporation.
The Indiana Site Certified program validates sites that are ready for economic development. The program is administered by OCRA in partnership with the state’s Fast Access Site Team, which is comprised of multiple state agencies. These agencies include the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
For more information, visit www.in.gov/ocra/sitecertified.htm