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CSX Selects 14 Properties for SelectSite Program

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor

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Courtesy of CSX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 14 sites chosen by the Class 1 fall under either a Silver or Bronze rating and will receive feedback about areas of potential improvement.

CSX has announced it has added fourteen properties to its Select Site program. These fourteen sites are spread across eight states and have earned either a Silver or Bronze rating. Working with over 40 communities over the last few months, CSX has gathered enough information to identify candidates for the program, which seeks to connect “expanding companies with highly desirable rail-served properties.”

CSX Senior Director of Industrial Development Kellen Riley said, “We are very excited to announce this latest round of Select site designees and congratulate the landowners, counties, and utility partners involved. . . The information collected for these properties, which will soon be available online through the CSX Prospector listing, will allow site consultants and manufacturers a quick and convenient way to identify premium rail served industrial properties where they can locate new manufacturing facilities – generating new jobs and capital investment.”

Last year, CSX partnered with Global Location Strategies (GLS) to identify potential sites for future improvement. The program uses “site selection software powered by Strata Platforms, a company that emerged from GLS.” In working with landowners, CSX is able to capture site-specific information in Lasso including acreage, site characteristics, and utility infrastructure. That information is then analyzed “using customized criteria and scoring scales designed by GLS.”

The Select Site listing includes Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze sites and can be found here. Each site will appear in the list and will receive feedback about areas of potential improvement. CSX says it encourages each site to “engage” with the Class I on how to continually improve.

At the Silver Level:

  • Montgomery Inland Logistics – Montgomery Alabama Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery, Alabama 
  • Prattville South Industrial Park – City of Prattville, Prattville, Alabama
  • Androscoggin Mill – Maine Department of Economic Community Development, Jay, Maine
  • Carleton Advanced Manufacturing Site – City of Newport News Department of Development Authority, Newport News, Virginia
  • Devaney Site – Limestone County Economic Development Association, Tanner, Alabama 

At the Bronze Level:

  • Bushy Park – Berkeley County Economic Development, Goose Creek, South Carolina
  • Pierce County Industrial Rail Park – Pierce County Industrial Development and Building Authority, Blackshear, Georgia
  • Creamer Industrial Park – Escambia County Industrial Development Authority, Brewton, Alabama
  • Atlantic Gateway Logistics Park – Anson County Economic Development, Lilesville, North Carolina
  • Mayde Road Rail Site – Berea Industrial Development Authority, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Florence County Industrial Park South – Florence County Economic Development Partnership, Scranton, South Carolina
  • Berkeley Rail Park – Berkeley County Economic Development, Russellville, South Carolina
  • Cumbo Yards – Berkeley County Development Authority, Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMaC) – Greensville County Industrial Development Authority, Emporia, Virginia

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