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One of the largest industrial properties in Wisconsin becomes certified

Beaver Dam Commerce Park is located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on the city’s far north side, with four-lane U.S. Highway 151 nearby. The property totals 520-contiguous acres, is zoned industrial, located within a TIF district and has been certified “suitable for development” by Deloitte Consulting and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Nestled among three nearby metropolitan areas (Madison – 45 minutes, Milwaukee – 75 minutes and Green Bay – 90 minutes), Beaver Dam has access to an available labor pool of roughly 225,000 people within a 45 minute drive time. Users can reach over 50% of the U.S. population within one day’s truck delivery and 75% within two days. One day hauls include such destinations as Chicago, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Detroit and Des Moines.

Beaver Dam includes a healthy mix of food processing, metal fabrication and coatings, and printing. A favorable business climate and a quality workforce with over 35% of occupations in the manufacturing sector are factors driving industry growth in the community.

Alliant Energy’s Growth Sites take the spotlight at biotechnology conference

Alliant Energy recently partnered with the Iowa Economic Development Authority for a sponsorship at the 2019 BIO World Congress in Des Moines, Iowa. The event attracted 572 companies from 35 countries within the biotechnology industry. Alliant Energy’s Economic Development team represented our Growth Sites including the Big Cedar Industrial Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Prairie View Industrial Center in Ames, Iowa to prospective companies.

Our team also co-hosted a reception with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority with 150 conference attendees. John Larsen, Chairman, President and CEO, spoke about Alliant Energy’s connection to the industry and the many benefits of establishing a production facility in our service area.

“Alliant Energy is honored to power some of the world’s largest bio-tech companies with our electricity and natural gas. Our 2,100 Iowa employees are proud to support the growth of biotechnology in the state,” John Larsen told attendees.

Companies throughout Alliant Energy’s service area are capitalizing on the agriculture and research capabilities in plant, animal and human biosciences that Wisconsin and Iowa provide. Alliant Energy is an energy solution partner to globally recognized companies including Cargill, ADM, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Roquette, Ajinomoto USA Inc., Ingredion Inc., Verbio, Catalent Biologicals and Wacker Chemie.

BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions and state biotechnology centers. The organization focuses on making advancements every day to deliver more nutritious food, cleaner-burning biofuels, healthier animals, cleaner water and a better standard of living for families across the state.

Top companies locate at Alliant Energy’s Prairie View Industrial Center in Ames, Iowa

Ames, Iowa is garnering more than its share of national recognition by quickly becoming a premiere location for food processing and biofuels. VERBIO, Lincolnway Energy and Barilla are all anchor tenants of Alliant Energy’s 730-acre Prairie View Industrial Center.

VERBIO, a leading manufacturer in the German biofuels market recently brought their technology to the area to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) made from corn stover and other cellulosic crop residues. Lincolnway Energy, a name plate 50 million-gallon-per year dry mill ethanol plant, assures a strong future for clean, renewable and domestically produced fuels. Pasta maker Barilla was attracted to the community by the unparalleled work ethic of Iowans and the agricultural expertise of Iowa State University.

These companies were drawn to Story County with its central location and healthy, growing economy. Ames is at the epicenter of these high growth industries with immediate access to Interstate 35, a major cross-country, north-south route connecting Mexico and Canada.

Land is still available at Prairie View Industrial Center for your next big project. The site has double-rail access and has been certified shovel ready to expedite the construction process and mitigate all development risks. When you locate at Prairie View Industrial Center, you partner with a sustainable energy provider. Alliant Energy is transforming its energy fleet to sustainable fuel sources with significant investments in wind energy.

Boone Industrial Park in Boone, Iowa becomes newest Alliant Energy Growth Site

The Boone Industrial Park – Phase II is the latest industrial park to achieve certification through the Iowa Certified Site Program. The 150 acre site is located one mile north of four-lane U.S. Highway 30 and just a short drive to two of the country’s critical interstates, I-35 running north and south, and I-80 connecting the east and west coasts. The property also boasts transcontinental rail service provided by the Union Pacific Railroad.

Boone is home to a Des Moines Area Community College campus and is 15 minutes from the Iowa State University. A current workforce of more than 400,000 in the laborshed area combined with a pipeline of college graduates makes locating in Boone a game-changer for any company.

The Boone Industrial Park – Phase II is the second Alliant Energy Growth Site to be certified within the last 2 months, coming on the heels of the certification of the Helgerson Flats Industrial Center in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Alliant Energy Growth Sites are industrial sites with a minimum of 80 acres, are served by Alliant Energy electric and/or natural gas, and are certified development-ready by a qualified third party. If you are interested in the Boone Industrial Park – Phase II or any of our other sites, contact Mark Seckman, Senior Business Attraction Manager at (319) 786-4392 or markseckman@alliantenergy.com.