The 60 acre industrial development site, owned by the City of Becker Economic Development Authority, has achieved a certification of “Shovel Ready” for development, by the State of Minnesota Shovel Ready Certification Program.
Sites certified under the Shovel Ready program have had all of the planning, zoning, surveys, title work, environmental studies, soils analysis and public infrastructure engineering completed prior to the site being offered for sale. Shovel Ready sites are attractive to companies and site selectors because the completed front-end analysis and investigation greatly reduces their risk by eliminating most of the unknowns from the site selection decision. These proactive measures increase the speed and predictability of getting the land developed, the building constructed and the business up and running.
The City of Becker’s Shovel Ready property, referred to as the Becker Industrial Rail Park site, has direct access via City owned spur to the BNSF Railroad and is located along Minnesota Highway 10.