Vol. 20   No. 3
Fall 2015
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State certifies 57-acre Westport site for development

State certifies 57-acre Westport site for development

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.'s (WEDC) Certified In Wisconsin® program sets consistent standards for industrial sites statewide and streamlines the development process for businesses. The North Mendota Energy and Technology Park is MGE's second and the state's 14th certified site.

"We are honored to have a second certified site in Dane County," said Carl Ruedebusch, President and CEO of Ruedebusch Development. "The proximity of the adjacent substation will help set this site apart from others; it is irreplaceable for large industrial users."

North Mendota Energy and Technology Park, just minutes north of Madison at Highway 113 and West River Road, is being developed by Ruedebusch in coordination with MGE. The shovel-ready site is adjacent to an electric substation with three transmission voltage sources and a rail line. It's also within minutes of the interstate and Dane County Regional Airport.

John Drury, MGE's Senior Business Development Manager, says the site's features offer the potential for local area businesses to expand or relocate.

"MGE encourages and supports business and community development to keep our economy strong," Drury added. "MGE's Economic Development staff helps to cultivate the partnerships and projects that help grow business."

This is the second certified site developed by Ruedebusch and MGE. In December 2012, WEDC certified the 56-acre RDC Fitchburg Technology Campus - Phase II site located on Nobel Drive in the city of Fitchburg. Promega Corp., a major biotechnology company, has expanded its operations to the certified site.

For more information, visit mge.com/newsite, or contact John Drury at 608-252-7081 or at jdrury@mge.com.