The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that the Sikeston South Industrial Park is now a Missouri Certified Site, meaning it is shovel-ready for companies looking to break ground on their businesses. Through Sikeston’s certification in the Missouri Certified Sites program, the site joins Missouri’s 30 other recognized development-ready land sites. The program seeks to promote the best development sites in Missouri to businesses thinking about expanding or relocating, making it easier for them to grow. Certified sites meet a set of standards that businesses need to quickly launch a new facility, including the availability of utilities, site access, environmental concerns, land use conformance and potential site development costs. Communities hoping to have a site certified and placed on the list can submit applications year-round.