Gov. Reynolds pledges to help market the Anderson 400

Iowa governor among 100 atop Princeton hill for certification of Iowa's largest green business park


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds joined nearly 100 elected and appointed Quad-City leaders in Princeton Aug. 28 to commemorate certification of the Anderson family's 400 acres as Iowa's largest environmentally friendly commercial development site.

Guests shuttled from the Anderson farmhouse on tractor wagons to a Mississippi River bluff where Reynolds joined Quad-City Chamber executives and the family with ceremonial shovels, but the ground proved too hard and dry to crack.

Marijo Anderson outlined the family's three-year process to win green certification from the Iowa Economic Development Authority, whose director, Debi Durham, also attended.

After the ceremony, Reynolds gushed about the views and said she would be part of the state marketing team making calls to pitch the Anderson 400. "That'll be easy to do," she said.

Anderson 400, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Marijo Anderson, Paul Anderson, Quad-City Chamber