A 93-acre site in Walker is the first in Livingston Parish to be certified development-ready under the state economic development department’s certified sites program, according to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the Livingston Economic Development Council.

The program allows companies to quickly and easily evaluate properties. Certified sites either have all the utilities and infrastructure in place or approved engineering plans to provide the utility infrastructure within 180 days.

The Livingston Parish Industrial Park is the 20th property in the state certified by Louisiana Economic Development. The site can be used as a marketing tool when companies are looking to relocate or expand in the Baton Rouge area.

“Certified sites are crucial for the Baton Rouge area to succeed in securing new business. We appreciate the partnership with LEDC to get this site certified,” said Iain Vasey, BRAC’s executive director of business development. The LED certified sites program began in early 2010. BRAC began working to certify sites in the Capital Region at the start of 2012, and the chamber’s goal is to certify eight to 10 sites each year.