Officials with the proposed Rainforest Project have two big announcements today on the progress of the environmental theme park. Bill Menner, Executive Director of Poweshiek Iowa Development, says they’ve announced a partnership with Siemens to be the “technology provider” for the rainforest, and have rolled out a name for the project — “EarthPark.”

Menner says Siemen’s has been in the forefront of the technology industry and that the new developments have been in the works for some time. Grinnell is one of four communities vying for the project.

Menner says the project’s board will make a decision soon. They’re still working on the site selection, talking with the four towns interested in hosting the project, and Menner says by the time the board meets next month they hope for a decision. Pella, Riverside and Tiffin are the other three communities in the running.