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Industry-Specific Certifications

DEED surveyed national characteristics for development in certain industries to create industry-specific certifications for our Shovel Ready sites. We have distilled those characteristics into the following matrix of industry-specific criteria. Sites are labelled on their individual pages as to which industries they are well-suited for based on their unique site attributes.

Type of Operation Min. Acreage Utilities Transportation
Telecom Electric Power Gas Water Sewer Road Rail Air
Data Center 20 At least two fiber service providers must have existing fiber within 5 miles - 1 GBS 2 MW (Dual feed, preferred from separate substations) within 3 miles of separate substations 7,000 CFH 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD State or Local Hwy access Site must be at least 1 mile from active rail line With 100 miles
Light/Smaller Scale Manufacturing 10 100 Mbps (Fiber optics preferred) 1 MW (Dual feed preferred) 7,000 CFH 150,000 GPD 150,000 GPD Within 1-2 miles of primary highway Not required Within 90 miles
Large/Heavy Manufacturing 100 100 Mbps (Fiber optics preferred) 3 MW (Dual feed preferred) 125,000 CFH 500,000 GPD 400,000 GPD Within 5 miles of interstate or limited access highway Preferred Within 90 miles
Small Food Processing 10 100 Mbps (Fiber optics preferred) 1 MW (Dual feed preferred) 5,000 CFH 50,000 GPD 50,000 GPD Within 1-2 miles of primary highway Not Required Within 90 miles
Large Food Processing 50 100 Mbps (Fiber optics preferred) 3 MW (Dual feed preferred) 100,000 CFH 500,000 GPD 500,000 GPD Within 5 miles of interstate or limited access highway Preferred Within 90 miles
Logistics/Distribution Center 100 100 Mbps (Fiber optics preferred) 1 MW (Dual feed preferred) 10,000 CFH 25,000 GPD 25,000 GPD With 1-2 Miles of Interstate or limited access highway. No RR crossings. Not Required Within 90 miles
General Commercial/Industrial 10 or less 100 Mbps 1 MW 7,000 CFH 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD State or Local Hwy access Not   required Not required
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