ROVANG INDUSTRIAL PARK OPEN FOR BUSINESS
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held November 16 to officially open Phase I of the Rovang Industrial Park in Brandon. With infrastructure in place and street construction completed, the first 53 acres of Rovang sites are ready for development.
The development park offers a total of 80 acres, with planned rail access and proximity to the I-90 interchange in a location adjacent to the Brandon and Corson development parks.
In addition to being designated a South Dakota Certified Ready Site, Brandon has a history of adding new development parks to meet the needs of expanding and relocating companies.
“This is Brandon’s sixth industrial development park,” said Dennis Olson, vice president of the Brandon Development Foundation. “Since 1983, we’ve added significantly to available industrial land in Brandon and we now have 430 acres in our parks. During that time, Brandon has added 1,400 new primary jobs and increased assessable property by nearly $60 million.”
The space now available in the Rovang Industrial Park will provide the community with new options in a location that has proven itself as a site for growing companies, according to Nick Fosheim, executive director of the Minnehaha County Economic Development Association.
“Brandon has long understood that opportunities for growth often depend on available land,” Fosheim said. “The development parks adjacent to the new Rovang property have filled rapidly and there is still demand for sites in the Brandon area. The Brandon Development Foundation is determined to do what it takes to keep their community growing.”