The Mineral County Economic Development Authority is proud to announce the ribbon cutting ceremony on June 28 at 11 a.m. at the Hawthorne Technology and Industrial Center, located at Hawthorne Army Depot (Hawthorne Ammunition and Weapon Depot), which has become a certified site in the Diversify Nevada program. This 16,800-acre industrial center is available for industry to lease immediately.

The newly minted Certified Economic Development Site is the largest of its kind in the State of Nevada, offering diverse development opportunities within its 16,800-acre footprint. The project’s partners are the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Highway 95 RDA, the Mineral County Economic Development Authority, SOC-USA and the Armament Retooling and Manufacturing Support (ARMS) Program.

The certified site at HWAD offers unique facilities that are ideal for industries requiring buffer zones from residential or commercial areas, security, warehousing and/or large tracts of land for manufacturing and unmanned aircraft testing. Hawthorne’s location within eight hours of west coast markets and easy interstate highway access also enables HWAD to be suited for manufacturing and storage in the Nevada business-friendly environment while serving customers in California’s population centers. The year round temperate and dry location offers year round availability.

Site certification, minimizes risk and acquisition time for tenants by ensuring that data typically gathered during a prospective tenant’s due diligence process is easily accessible and already published. The ARMS Program is authorized by Congressional legislation to encourage the commercial use of idle and underutilized facilities or currently non-strategic properties owned by the U.S. Army and managed by contractor operators. Under this program, the Government saves taxpayer money by reducing the cost of operations through this use of underutilized areas of Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (GOCO) facilities. Additionally commercial tenants, maintain critical skills, create local employment and help retain the defense readiness of the facility’s active mission.

There will be tours available at the ribbon cutting, for more information call Shelley at the Mineral County Economic Development Authority. 775-945-5896.