Duke Energy has selected a parcel at River Ridge Commerce Center among four Indiana locations to participate in Duke’s annual Site Readiness Program. The River Ridge site is located on 175 acres, just off Indiana Highway 62 in Charlestown, IN.
The Site Readiness program has been recognized as one of the nation’s top utility economic development programs. Since 2008, Duke Energy has helped secure more than 31,000 jobs and a total capital investment of more than $7.5 billion.
“It’s an honor to be selected for Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program,” Acy said. “We are excited to work alongside a company that shares our commitment to improve and grow Indiana’s economy.”
As part of the program, nationally recognized site selection firm Site Selection Group will evaluate and provide recommendations for how River Ridge can continue to attract jobs and businesses. By participating in this program, River Ridge will receive $10,000 from Duke Energy to implement recommendations. Additionally, Duke Energy will promote River Ridge nationwide to companies interested in expanding or relocating.
“Economic development is a team sport,” Erin Schneider, Indiana director of economic development for Duke Energy said. “So, we work closely over the long term with our local and regional economic development partners to help bring about lasting economic improvements for each community.”