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EDGE Pilot Program

Economic Development and Green Environment


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Advisory groups

Legislative Report

The pilot program concluded with a report to the legislature, which recommended to sunset the program by December 31, 2023. While the pilot is no longer accepting new applicants, the individual components are still available to interested parties outside of the pilot program construct.

The Economic Development and Green Environment (EDGE) pilot program was designed to incentivize manufacturers who supported local economic development, while leveraging the unique benefits of redeveloping brownfields.

EDGE combined incentives from the DNR's air pollution control permitting requirements, brownfield cleanups, and the Green Tier program. Participants were eligible to receive a 10-year extension of air pollution control requirements as a reward for putting brownfields back to work.