- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The managers of a southern Indiana business park say the transfer of more than 1,100 acres of a former Army ammunition complex to the park’s holdings will spur new development there for years to come.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly joined River Ridge Commerce Center officials at Monday’s announcement in Jeffersonville of the land-swap deal that follows years of negotiations with Army and federal officials.

The Jeffersonville business park received an initial 830 acres immediately. Another 285 more acres will be transferred by next June.

Those transfers will boost to about 6,000 acres the business park’s holdings that were once part of the former Indiana Army Ammunition Plant.

That Clark County complex had served for decades as a primary site for the manufacture, storage and distribution of ammunition including explosives.

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