75 Regional Commerce Park site listed on state website

Sweetwater, Monroe County, McMinn County and state officials celebrate the designation of 75 Regional Commerce Park as a Select Tennessee certified site. The property is now on the state’s website for certified properties.

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The proposed 75 Regional Commerce Park at Interstate 75’s Exit 60 near Sweetwater earned the prestigious Select Tennessee certified site designation in late 2017 and stands poised for development, local officials believe.

A sewer and water project for the site was completed in 2017 and in the latest development, information about the proposed development is now on the state’s website: http://www.tnecd.com/certified-sites/55/75-regional-commerce-park/.

Launched in 2012, the Select Tennessee program helps communities prepare available industrial sites for private investment. The program sets rigorous standards to give companies detailed and reliable information during the site selection process.

Knoxville developer Nicholas Cazana first proposed the industrial park in 2014.

“I think this is a fabulous opportunity for Sweetwater, Monroe and McMinn County,” Cazana said.

Sweetwater Mayor Doyle Lowe has long been a proponent of the property’s potential as have Sweetwater city commissioners, Monroe County officials, the Sweetwater Utilities Board and McMinn County officials.

The vast majority of the land lies in McMinn County, however, the City of Sweetwater is likely to annex the land to provide the needed city services.

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