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Communities across the country have been dealing for decades with brownfield sites that are a legacy of their industrial past. Many of these are sites once housed companies that were giants in American business history, but today stand vacant, deteriorating and becoming a depressing reminder of lost jobs, lost tax revenue to support community needs, and lost hope for the future of the residents.

Towns, counties and economic development agencies develop plans and tout the potential these sites present, but developers shy away, concerned about the often enormous scope of environmental clean-ups and infrastructure construction and unsure of their ability to attract future tenants, given the costs and time frames required.

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