Located just north of Area 30 Career Center and Ascena Retail Group, the Harrold Farm site on the east side of Greencastle has been included in the Duke Energy Indiana 2022 Site Readiness Program. Courtesy photo
Located just north of Area 30 Career Center and Ascena Retail Group, the Harrold Farm site on the east side of Greencastle has been included in the Duke Energy Indiana 2022 Site Readiness Program. Courtesy photo
Duke Energy Indiana is assisting local leaders as they prepare a site on Greencastle’s far east side for potential future economic development investments.

The Harrold Farm Site is one of three in Central Indiana that Duke has included in its 2022 Site Readiness Program, which prepares high-potential business and industrial sites for economic development investments and markets them nationwide to companies looking to expand or relocate their operations.

The property is situated on approximately 100 acres, just north of the Area 30 Career Center and Ascena Retail Group — the erstwhile IBM building. Located near the intersection of North Calbert Way and South County Road 200 East, the site is served by City of Greencastle municipal water and wastewater, Duke Energy electric and CenterPoint Energy natural gas, with multiple options for broadband. All utilities are available at the southwest corner of the site with a short extension.

Duke officials also noted that rail service could be provided with a city-owned railroad from CSX Transportation in Indianapolis to St. Louis Main Line.

“Duke Energy has always been there to provide programs that help smaller communities such as Putnam County gain that competitive edge to land new jobs and investment,” said Kristin Clary, executive director of the Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center. “We are grateful for the Site Readiness Program and the Duke Energy economic development team for providing us with the knowledge and tools needed to promote our sites to help bring new businesses and industries to our community. And we are grateful for Duke Energy’s willingness to be part of our team to assist us with our business attraction efforts.”

As part of Putnam County’s selection into the program, Duke officials also awarded $10,000 to the Development Center to help attract projects.

The other two sites included this year include the Innovation Mile in Hamilton County and Avon Logistics Center in Hendricks County.
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