The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Brownfields Program to empower states, communities and other stakeholders in economic development to work together in a collaborative manner.
A brownfields site is a vacant or underutilized property where actual or perceived environmental contamination complicates its expansion or redevelopment. Clean-up costs and risks deter potential developers and create a barrier to community revitalization and economic development.
Why is the Brownfield Program important
to our Region?
Facilitates Job Growth
Helps Spur Redevelopment
Increases Local Tax Base
Uses Existing Infrastructure
Improves & Protects the Environment