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June 30, 2013 | Tom Ballard

Two local industrial sites among first six certified by state

Two local sites are among the first six receiving the “Select Tennessee Certified Site” designation from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).

They are:

  • Centre 75 Business Park, Lot 7 at 1600 Centre Park Drive in Loudon County; and
  • Horizon Center, Development Area 6 on Renovare Boulevard in the Roane County portion of Oak Ridge.

The other designated locations include one in Livingston (Overton County), two in Gallatin (Sumner County), and one in Lexington (Henderson County).

In making the announcement, ECD officials said the “Select Tennessee Program” was launched in June 2012 to help Tennessee communities prepare available sites for investment and expansion.

“The program sets a consistent and rigorous standard upon which companies can rely in making critical location decisions,” ECD officials explained. The state agency partnered with Austin Consulting and The Foote Consulting Group to administer the program.

The Select Tennessee program accepts applications twice a year. The next round of applications can be submitted between July 10 and August 9. Communities interested in applying to the Certified Sites program can visit