Shovel Ready Sites:
1)  Sites are Complete and Available
         - Sites are ready for Sale or Lease
2)  See Site Utilities  
3)  Sites are Construction-Ready
         - Sites are Pre-Zoned with Easements and ready for 
           approval of your facility by the city of Ashland
Shovel Ready, means that the property has utilities, proper zoning, easements and transportation access. It is under control of a development organization and the price is established and is known.  

It's important to have "shovel ready" sites because it tells a corporate site selector that there's a good chance that the municipality is business friendly, well-run and that the required resources will be in place. 
Your project can proceed more quickly, with lower risk and better defined costs.