Land in Beaver Dam ready for business development project

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (CBS 58) -- State and local officials say an economic development project in Dodge Couty is ready to move forward. 

Officials say 280 acres of land in Beaver Dam is ready to be the site of a large commerce park, bringing with it major economic opportunity. 

Governor Tony Evers and officials from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the area announced Thursday that the Beaver Dam Commerce Park is certified for development. 

That means concerns like environmental impact, transportation access, and infrastructure issues have been addressed and the project can move forward. Officials touted the area's location, where it sits between Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, and Fond du Lac giving it access to a large pool of employment talent. 

"This prime location provides exceptional access to the state's vast and skilled workforce and an available labor pool of 223,000 workers within a 45-minute drive. The certified site selection process eliminates a critical stumbling block for industries, particularly manufacturers that are considering expanding and locating the state of Wisconsin," said Gov. Tony Evers (D). 

Officials say the next stage in the development is finding the businesses that will occupy the land once the commerce park is developed. That announcement is expected to be made in the near future. 

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