Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) received an Award of Excellence from the California Association of Local Economic Development (CALED) at the association’s annual conference in South San Francisco.
The award-winning public/private partnership between Span Construction and Engineering, the City of Madera and Madera County Economic Development Commission led to the opening of Freedom Industrial Park.
“A project like this doesn’t happen without an exceptional private sector partner. Span brought performance and old fashioned integrity to every aspect of the Freedom Industrial Park Project”, said Madera City Administrator, David Tooley. “The importance of trust between public and private sector partners cannot be overemphasized”, he added.
The partnership converted 98 acres of unimproved land into a completely shovel ready industrial park consisting of 17 fully improved parcels ranging from 3 to 20 acres. The first parcel was purchased by Deerpoint Group Inc., and Span built a state-of-the-art facility that allows Deerpoint to continue to expand their operations. They will provide 70 new jobs...