Shovel-Ready Site Certification
This program certifies that sites have already completed the most time-consuming technical and regulatory aspects of development including: planning, zoning, surveys, title work, environmental studies, soils analysis and public infrastructure engineering, ownership status, general site information, specific tests and assessments, utility services and transportation access completed prior to putting the site up for sale or lease.
Shovel-ready site certification offers communities a competitive edge by taking much of the time, expense, unpredictability and risk out of development, making the sites more attractive to companies and site-selection consultants looking for locations for business startups, expansions or relocations.
Communities work with DEED to receive shovel- ready certification for sites.
North St Paul
Spring Lake Park
White Bear Lake
White Bear Township
DEED Community Financing
Business Expansion and Job Creation