The workshop, held on December 11, 2015 further defined consistent standards regarding identified QSP industrial sites. Members including developers, realtors and municipalities concluded the workshop with a consensus that the Rockford Region Qualified Site Program would also incorporate the Shovel Ready Sites. As we further define and develop these criteria it is critical our program brings consistent credibility to the market. The Rockford Region Qualified Site Program is concerned with filling identified market gaps in the region’s portfolio of sites and ensuring that presented sites meet the needs of business prospects.
The goal is to ensure that developers, property owners, municipalities, utilities and other partners understand and utilize the criteria and standards developed in this program to create an inventory of pre-qualified, speculative sites ready for immediate development by end-users. Such sites will be added to the local and regional inventory and will be strongly marketed.
As the Rockford Region seeks to attract distributors and manufacturers, our QSP program gives us a strong competitive edge. Available, high-quality real-estate is the foundation of every site search and location decision. These QSP sites are an essential asset for our growth and economy. As these assets are developed in our region, it provides the opportunity for diverse, sustained investment.