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Economic development group recognizes ElectriCities for outstanding communications

August 22, 2017

RALEIGH (August 22, 2017) — When it comes to showcasing North Carolina’s public power communities to economic developers, the Southern Economic Development Council rates ElectriCities of North Carolina among the best. ElectriCities captured four communications awards at the council’s annual conference in Charlotte this week.

“We take pride in developing professional marketing materials that help our members get noticed by economic developers,” said Brenda Daniels, manager of economic development at ElectriCities. In the past two years, ElectriCities members have successfully attracted more than 10,000 new jobs and nearly $2.5 billion in new investments.

ElectriCities received two of the council’s highest awards for its development of a print calendar featuring North Carolina’s public power communities and for creation of a “Shop Local” logo for the town of Albemarle. A video focusing on how public power communities responded to Hurricane Matthew received an award of excellence and a newsletter targeted at economic development professionals received an award of merit.

Entries are based on graphic appeal, clarity of message, and quality of information. Judges include

economic development consultants and design professionals from across the southern United States who work with clients to develop strategies for growth in their communities.

About ElectriCities of North Carolina

ElectriCities is the energy behind public power. For more than 50 years, ElectriCities has helped N.C. public power communities provide safe, reliable and affordable power to their customers. ElectriCities serves more than 1.2 million people in North Carolina public power communities, including 32 members of the N.C. Eastern Municipal Agency (NCEMPA) and 19 members of N.C. Municipal Power Agency #1 (NCMPA1). Learn more at

About the Southern Economic Development Council

The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) is the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America. It has more than 900 members in 17 states who share a common interest: the promotion and enhancement of the economic development profession. Learn more at

Media Contact

Michelle Vaught
ElectriCities Vice President of Communications
(919) 760-6334