CSX last week announced its latest group of high-ranking properties to receive CSX Select Site designation under the newly expanded industrial development program.
Eight sites in seven states have earned a Gold, Silver or Bronze rating based on an evaluation of a wide range of site characteristics, CSX officials said in a press release.
CSX worked with more than 60 communities over the past several months to gather information and identify top candidates for the Select Site program, which connects expanding companies with highly desirable rail-served properties.
The newest Select Sites include:
• Gold: CNJ Property, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Alabama;
• Silver: Clarius Park, Grundy County Economic Development Council, Morris, Illinois; Ottawa Industrial Park, Illinois; Milligan site, Shelby County Development Corp., Indiana;
• Bronze: Richmond Industrial Park South III, Richmond Industrial Development Corp., Kentucky; Shoal River Ranch Giga Site, One Okaloosa Economic Development Council, Crestview, Florida; Port Bienville Industrial Park, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, Kiln, Mississippi; and East Moon Rail Site, Franklin County IDB, Winchester, Tennessee.
CSX partners with Global Location Strategies (GLS) to evaluate sites using Lasso and Site Shepherd tools. CSX works with landowners and county economic development organizations to capture site-specific information in Lasso related to acreage, site characteristics and utility infrastructure. The data is analyzed in Site Shepherd, which was custom designed by GLS to evaluate CSX-served sites and identify opportunities for enhancing their marketability.