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Industrial park recognized as 'prime'


RUSHVILLE — Commerce Park at Rushville has received the designation of Indiana Site Certified Prime from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

That means it is a project-ready site for new investment. The 288-acre site is owned and optioned by the Rushville Redevelopment Commission and is zoned for heavy manufacturing.

The Commerce Park at Rushville is recognized at the highest level established for industrial development sites in the state.

The city has invested millions of dollars on it in recent years. In 2012, the city was awarded a $1.77 million grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration. The city matched the grant with $1.77 million in local funds to develop the park to be shovel and backhoe ready.

“With less than 10 Prime Certified sites in the state, this provides an immediate advantage to our community,” said John McCane, Rush County Economic Development Corporation executive director, said in a statement. The prime designation will show site consultants and industries looking to expand that Rushville has one of the best sites for immediate development.