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.
Glenwood, Mills County, IA
Located in the southeastern quadrant of the Omaha metro, the Mills County Mega Site is a 1,600+ acre industrial site under option by MidAmerican Energy. A BNSF rail line runs along the northern boundary, and US Highway 34 which provides access to I-29 runs along the southern boundary. Certified August 4, 2022.
Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, NM
Located in southeastern New Mexico approximately 45 minutes from El Paso and the Mexico border, the 487-acre Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park has parcels ranging from ~5 acres to 100+ acres to fit a variety of end users. Certified June 13, 2022.
Paragould, Greene County, AR
Located in northeast Arkansas, Paragould South Industrial Site is a 79-acre industrial site owned by the Economic Development Corporation of Paragould. The site can be accessed by roads along the northern or southern boundary, utilities are adjacent, and there are no impediments to development. Certified June 8, 2022.
Forest City, Hancock County, IA
The 69-acre Forest City Rail Park is located between Des Moines and Minneapolis in north central Iowa. Rail runs along the eastern boundary, and utilities are all adjacent and only need to be extended into the site. With Winnebago Industries and 3M as neighbors, this site is ready for a rail user. Certified June 3, 2022.
Osceola, Clarke County, IA
E. Eddy Saylor Industrial Park is a 138-acre industrial park located south of Des Moines in Osceola. The park is owned by the Clarke County Development Corporation, is located approximately one mile from I-35, and has a road and utilities within the park boundaries. Certified May 23, 2022.
Perry, Dallas County, IA
The 156-acre Perry Industrial Park is located northwest of the Des Moines metro area. The park has multiple existing tenants, and the utilities are already present within the park. With no wetlands or flood zones, this park is ready for development. Certified April 7, 2022.
Marianna, Jackson County, FL
The Endeavor Commerce Site is a 128-acre county-owned industrial site located within the larger Endeavor development with additional acreage available if needed. The site is located within a mile of I-10, has due diligence completed, and road and utilities are currently being extended to the site. Certified February 2, 2022.
Jackson County, FL
Located between I-10 and rail, the 182-acre Spanish Trail Commerce Site is located just east of the City of Marianna. The site is under option by the Jackson County Economic Development Committee, Inc., has all due diligence completed, and has an active permit to mitigate wetlands. Certified February 1, 2022.
Fort Madison, Lee County, IA
Located in the southeastern corner of Iowa, the Fort Madison Industrial Site is an 128-acre industrial site with approximately 100 contiguous, developable acres between the utility lines. The site has multiple access points, utilities in close proximity, and no wetlands or flood zone on site. Certified November 11, 2021.
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
The Eastern Iowa Industrial Center is a 346-acre industrial park located along I-80 in Davenport, Iowa. Already home to notable companies such as Kraft Heinz and Amazon, the industrial park has approximately 60 available acres remaining for development. Certified October 21, 2021.
Marianna, Jackson County, FL
Located along I-10 in the Florida Panhandle, the Marianna Jackson County Distribution Park is a 237-acre city/county-owned industrial park. The park is home to existing users including Family Dollar Distribution Facility, has existing utilities within the park, and easy access to I-10. Certified September 27, 2021.
Marianna, Jackson County, FL
Located on the north side of Marianna, the Marianna Airport Commerce Park is a 237-acre industrial site owned by the City. The site has no wetlands or flood plain on site, utilities in close proximity, and access to State Road 71. The property is also zoned industrial. Certified September 15, 2021.
Marion, Linn County, IA
The Marion Enterprise Center is a 178-acre industrial park with roads and utilities already in place and adjacent to each parcel. Located on the northeast side of the Cedar Rapids metro, this park is ready for additional users with over 65 available acres. Certified September 1, 2021.
Pittsylvania County, VA
The Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill is an ~3,500 acre industrial park with 2,102 certified acres comprised of an 831 acre Mega Site and a 1,271 acre Super Park. With substantial infrastructure work to date, the property has robust utility capacities available and Norfolk Southern rail adjacent. Certified June 22, 2021.
Bryan, Brazos County, TX
Centrally located between Houston, Austin, and Dallas, Texas Triangle Park is a 616-acre park with rail access and robust utilities. Only a few miles from Texas A&M University, this park is ready for additional users and can accommodate projects of multiple sizes. Certified May 12, 2021.
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.