The program is designed to benefit both municipalities and developers alike as it provides for the marketing of certified sites and buildings on local, regional, state and national websites. With this internet exposure, ReadySetGo! will bring national and worldwide attention to the region and improve its standing among other states in the US, many of which have been implementing certified site programs for many years.
Property owners/developers will be provided the opportunity to obtain longer plan approvals that would allow certified sites to be marketed over five years instead of the typical one- or two-year plan approval period. In addition, the program provides an opportunity for certified sites to take advantage of $25,000 or more in “soft costs” such as engineering, architectural, site planning, legal, etc. that can be considered by the planning board in meeting state and local requirements for vesting of the applicant’s plans.
ReadySetGo! conveys an important message to national site selectors, prospective companies and the business community that there are certified sites and buildings within the region and the region’s municipalities available for development and redevelopment purposes.
In short, ReadySetGo! reduces the time, risk and upfront costs a business or prospective company may have in deciding to expand or move to a community.