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Shovel-Ready Program Overview

The competition between communities nationwide to attract business startups, expansions and relocations (and jobs and tax base they bring with them) has never been more fierce.

Communities everywhere are looking for something that makes them standout from the pack. Certified shovel-ready sites can give your community that competitive edge.

Shovel-Ready Sites

Shovel-ready sites are an increasingly popular tool for communities to attract new business and industry. Find out what makes a site shovel-ready.


Shovel-ready sites are a benefit to companies and site selectors because they take much of the time, expense, unpredictability and risk out of development.

Choosing a Location

Location selection takes on different approaches depending on the situation and the experience of the project team.

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