Site certification is a designation that a property meets or exceeds specific criteria for industrial development. While there is no national certification standard, Quest certification programs have stringent requirements and properties undergo detailed analysis. A property that has achieved certification has a wealth of information which reduces the risk for prospects and speeds up the decision timeframe.
Note: In June 2018, Quest acquired the economic development consulting practice of McCallum Sweeney Consulting, including certified sites. The properties below with an asterisk are those certified at McCallum Sweeney with active certifications.
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, IA
Located adjacent to the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, the Land and Air Super Park is a 500+ acre industrial park with robust infrastructure already in place. The Master Plan has been designed around impediments (wetlands, etc.) and allows for a mix of site sizes to accommodate a variety of end users. Certified March 15, 2021.
Van Meter, Dallas County, IA
Located in central Iowa on the outskirts of Des Moines, Van Meter Vision Park is a 338-acre site targeted for businesses in the service sector or intellectual property sector (data centers, office projects, etc.). All utilities are adjacent with a substation in close proximity and fiber recently installed. Certified March 11, 2021.
Panama City, Bay County, FL
Located along the Gulf Coast of Florida, Port Panama City’s Intermodal Distribution Center is a 54-acre industrial site with a rail spur along constructed into the site. Wetlands and floodplain have been mitigated, and utilities are adjacent or in close proximity. Certified January 27, 2021.
Milton, Santa Rosa County, FL
Located in the Florida Panhandle, Whiting Aviation Park is a 239-acre county-owned industrial park located adjacent to Whiting Field. Through the fence access to a 6,000-foot runway is available, and at the time of certification, internal park infrastructure was under construction. Certified December 11, 2020.
Iowa Falls, Hardin County, IA
Located in north central Iowa, the Iowa Falls / Hardin County Industrial Park is a 214-acre industrial park with dual-rail access. Canadian National runs along the northern boundary, and Union Pacific is located along the southern boundary. Certified November 4, 2020.
Pleasant Hill, Polk County, IA
Located in suburban Des Moines, the Pleasant Hill Commerce Park is comprised of 213 acres with flexible site sizes to accommodate a variety of users. The property is located along four-lane Iowa Highway 163 with nearby access to both I-35 and I-80. Certified February 26, 2020.
McGregor, McLennan County, TX
Located in central Texas, the McGregor Industrial Park is 2,012 total acres including an 878 contiguous, developable acre Mega Site. Owned by the City of McGregor, the property is zoned for industrial uses and has the ability to serve large utility and/or rail users. Certified January 14, 2020.
Charles City, Floyd County, IA
Located along the Avenue of the Saints in Charles City, IA, this 75-acre site is now owned by the City. With all due diligence complete and most utilities at the property, this site in northeast Iowa is ready for development. Certified January 7, 2020.