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SPECIAL REPORT and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, "have already been scouted by of facilities across BNSF's network. That network includes a

BNSF and evaluated for their shovel-readiness," said the rail- family of logistics parks such as Logistics Park Kansas City, road, noting that the analysis (including an evaluation of envi- in Edgerton, Kansas, where last year Spectrum Brands con- ronmental and geotechnical standards, available utilities, site solidated its operations from two distribution centers to one availability and existing and projected infrastructure) could center that brought 300 additional jobs to the park. The project save an end user six to nine months of construction time. was part of $7.7 billion in investments by BNSF customers in

The International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD) is an intermo- 2017, expected to generate 3,500 new jobs in all.

dal and logistics district that encompasses 7,500 acres and fve Other BNSF Certifed Sites include Ardmore, Oklahoma; municipalities. The City of Dallas Offce of Economic Develop- Avard, Oklahoma; Gallup, New Mexico, Great Falls, Montana; ment noted that the Dallas-Fort Worth area is at the confuence Greenville, Illinois; Los Lunas, New Mexico; Middletown, Iowa; of three major Class I railroad networks — Union Pacifc, BNSF Minot, North Dakota; Newton, Kansas; Shafter, California; Shel- and Kansas City Southern — and that the Dallas-Fort Worth by, Montana; Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Temple, Texas.

International Airport is the nation’s ninth-largest cargo airport The other Class I shovel-ready certifcation program belongs and the only airport with the capacity to double operations in to CSX. To receive a CSX Select Site designation, the location its existing footprint. IIPOD is served by thee major interstates must meet a rigorous list of criteria, including infrastructure (I-35 E, I-20 and I-45) and a Union Pacifc intermodal terminal. and utility availability, environmental reviews, appropriate

Major manufacturing tenants at IIPOD include American Tex- zoning and entitlement, rail serviceability and proximity to tile, Pioneer Frozen Foods, Niagara Bottling and Serta Dormae. highways or interstates.

All 13 BNSF Certifed Sites are a part of BNSF's Premier The portfolio of Select Sites includes the 723-acre Cecil

Parks, Sites and Transload program, which addresses increas- Commerce Center Mega Site in CSX's hometown of Jackson- ing demand for customer sites by developing various types ville, Florida; the 1,551-acre Glendale Mega Site in Kentucky;

The Weyerhauser Mega Port site in North Florida showing the planned improvements.

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