NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) today announced that two sites have been certified through the Select Tennessee Certified Sites program.

Seventy-three sites across Tennessee have been certified to date. The newest certified sites and their local sponsoring agencies include:

Lawrenceburg Industrial Park – Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

The EDGE Property at Presidents Island – Port of Memphis/EDGE/Greater Memphis Chamber

“It is clear through today’s announcement that the Select Tennessee Certified Sites program plays a critical role in recruiting and landing economic development opportunities across the state,” TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter said. “This program is not limited to our rural or urban regions and serves as a tool to ensure all 95 counties have the right assets in place to foster future growth.”

The Select Tennessee Certified Sites program has helped communities prepare industrial sites for private investment and job creation since 2012. The program sets rigorous standards to give companies detailed and reliable information during the site selection process.

The Select Tennessee certification process ensures that each certified site meets high quality standards and are primed for development. Qualifications for certification include having at least 20 acres of developable land for industrial operations, documented environmental conditions and geotechnical analysis, existing onsite utilities or a formal plan to extend utilities to the site, and truck-quality road access. TNECD has partnered with Austin Consulting to administer the certified sites program.

“The Select Tennessee Certified Sites program provides companies with access to development-ready properties across the state, whether seeking an urban or rural location,” said Jonathan Gemmen, senior director of Austin Consulting. “The EDGE property and Lawrenceburg Industrial Park are just two examples of the diversity of market-ready sites Tennessee has to offer.”

To learn more about the Select Tennessee Certified Sites program, visit

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