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Brownfield site redevelopment, before and after

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


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