Photo provided(From left) Aaron Head, Noblesville Economic Development specialist, Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Haley Roubicek, Duke Energy Economic Development specialist, Judi Johnson, Noblesville Economic Development director, and Erin Schneider, Duke Energy Economic Development director. Duke Energy presented a $10,000 check to Noblesville officials to help implement the recommendations and market a 45-acre site located on Olio Road.
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(From left) Aaron Head, Noblesville Economic Development specialist, Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Haley Roubicek, Duke Energy Economic Development specialist, Judi Johnson, Noblesville Economic Development director, and Erin Schneider, Duke Energy Economic Development director. Duke Energy presented a $10,000 check to Noblesville officials to help implement the recommendations and market a 45-acre site located on Olio Road.
Noblesville is one of four communities in the Duke Energy Indiana service territory selected for the 2017 Site Readiness Program, which is a key component of the company's economic development model. It identifies, evaluates and improves sites for potential industrial development.

Indiana communities are always looking for a competitive edge to lure large business and industry to their areas, creating more jobs and economic development activity. For Noblesville, that edge may well come from Duke Energy's Site Readiness Program.

Site-selection consultant McCallum Sweeney Consulting has evaluated a 45-acre site located at 14469 Olio Road, near Exit 210 off of Interstate 69. The consultant's recommendations were presented to Noblesville officials on Oct. 4.

After local officials heard the site consultant's recommendations, Duke Energy presented a $10,000 check to Noblesville officials to help implement the recommendations and market the site.

"These days, attracting large businesses and industries is highly competitive," said Judi Johnson, economic development director for Noblesville. "We are most grateful for Duke Energy's commitment to help us put our best foot forward as we strive to bring economic growth to this area."

Ideal properties for Duke Energy's Site Readiness Program are typically 40 acres or larger, served by the utility, or a vacant industrial building of at least 20,000 square feet identified to support renewed industrial growth and sustainable development in a community.

Duke Energy Indiana's overall economic development program has been consistently named by Site Selection Magazine as one of the nation's "Top 10 Utility Economic Development Programs." Since 2008, the company has participated in the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs and total capital investment of approximately $4.5 billion.

For more information about Duke Energy Indiana's economic development programs, visit www.locationindiana.com.