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Flynn Business Park Achieves South Dakota Certified Ready Status

Thursday, April 23, 2015


NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. – The North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation announced at its board meeting today that the Flynn Business Park has been approved by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site.

“In the last year and a half, we’ve been pleased with how many communities, economic development agencies and city leaders have applied and been approved for the South Dakota Certified Ready Sites Program,” said Commissioner Pat Costello, GOED. “The program is a great way to promote development-ready land to potential businesses. I encourage other communities to look into getting certified. It’s well worth the time and effort.”

“Attracting new companies to a community is an extremely competitive process,” said Kory Menken, North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation executive director. “This certification of Flynn Business Park will provide us with a unique advantage when competing for economic development projects. We truly appreciate the partnership we share with the GOED, and the assistance it provides in our ongoing efforts to diversify and grow North Sioux City’s business community.”

Flynn Business Park is South Dakota’s 24th approved Certified Ready Site.

The South Dakota Certified Ready Sites Program is an economic development tool available to all counties, cities, townships, planning districts, business improvement districts and economic development groups.

The South Dakota Certified Ready Sites Program is operated under the supervision of the GOED for the purpose of providing consistent information on sites available throughout the state. For more information on the South Dakota Certified Ready Sites program, visit

Photo: From left to right: Toby Brown, South Eastern Council of Government; Mike Turnwall, GOED; Bruce Odson, NSCEDC Board President; Kory Menken, NSCEDC Executive Director; Greg Meyer, NSCEDC Board Member; Glenn Ivarsen, NSCEDC Board Member; and Darwin Gamm, NSCEDC Board Member.


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