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Watertown receives certification of two parks

September 22, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced on Thursday, Sept. 22, that Pheasant Ridge Industrial Park and Mallard Pointe Business Park were both named Certified Sites in Watertown.

Pheasant Ridge Industrial Park has been certified in the category of Light Industrial while Mallard Pointe Business Park has been certified in the category of Business Services/Research and Development.

“Watertown should be commended for all they are doing when it comes to economic development. The certification of an industrial park and business park speaks volumes about Watertown’s investment and commitment to the community,” said GOED Commissioner Steve Westra.

Pheasant Ridge has over 34 acres remaining, and Mallard Pointe has 35, with multiple site configurations available in both parks.

Michelle Kakacek, Executive Director of Watertown Development Company said, “Having the certified site designation helps the Watertown Development Company more effectively market its sites to new and expanding companies.”

She continued, “Having sites that are vetted and ready for growth takes the guesswork out of site selection and helps new and expanding companies reach their goals faster and avoid unnecessary costs.”

GOED’s Certified Site Program offers businesses prequalified sites that are ready for development. Detailed information including price, availability, utilities, access, and environmental assessments can be found at

GOED’s program is available to all economic development organizations, counties, cities, townships, planning districts, business improvement districts, and developers.

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