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Devils Lake Business and Industrial Park

by Chris Schilken

Chris SchilkenMy project for RLND is to create a new business and industrial park for Devils Lake and the Lake Region Area. One of the goals for the Devils Lake community is to bring new business and industry to Devils Lake. With no current specific locations to locate a new business or industry, I thought this project would be a good idea and much needed in the community for future growth.  The Business and Industrial park will focus on renewable energy companies, value added agriculture companies, manufacturing companies, and also have spots for commercial or service businesses.

Goals for this project are to create an area that is appealing to companies to expand or relocate into the Devils Lake Area. It is also a goal to make it big enough so that in the future so we can expand it as needed.

Steps needed to accomplish this goal would be:

  • Locate the available land
  • Receive input on locations from City, County, and interested community residents
  • Prepare a site plan
  • Funding
  • Engineering
  • Construction


RLND has helped prepare me for taking on this project. I have gained knowledge on how to set goals and accomplish them. By using the leadership skills learned in the RLND program it has positioned me to be productive and confident in accomplishing my goals.

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