Sanborn currently has 40 acres of industrial park with 12 businesses.
SANBORN, Iowa (KTIV) -
Even in a down economy, farm land is considered to be a hot commodity. Now, Sanborn, Iowa, is looking to use more of it.
The city has filled its 40 acre industrial park to capacity. City leaders say there's room for a few of the current companies to expand, but there's not enough space for new businesses to come in.
City administrators say they don't have to necessarily settle on one site, but could use a couple different places. They say it could provide a big boost to the town of 1,400.
"We didn't have available land and infrastructure. So, we felt like council now wants to make sure that we don't get in that situation again where have to turn someone away or possibly lose business," said Jim Zeutenhorst, city administrator for Sanborn.
The new sites could be about the same size. The sites include areas in downtown and along Highway 18. Any number of larger or small businesses could make the move into the new industrial park.
City leaders hope that whoever moves in will want to help improve the community.
"I guess we hope that they have some community ties and know that it's a good thing for the community," said Zeutenhorst.
Zeutenhorst says the city is probably still a couple of years away from making the new site into a reality. He says a lot of that time would be spent marking out the lots and adding utilities.
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