Selma Industrial Site Earns ElectriCities Smart Sites Designation


RALEIGH, N.C. — ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., has designated a 51-acre Smart Site in the public power town of Selma, North Carolina.

A Smart Site designation guarantees that this site has met stringent requirements and is shovel-ready for new industrial development.

“Investing in a Smart Site comes with peace of mind, as these locations are certified ready for industrial development,” said Carl Rees, ElectriCities Manager of Economic and Community Development. “Smart Sites have undergone exhaustive due diligence, including environmental reviews, geotechnical reviews, preliminary infrastructure studies, and facility siting studies, so the sites are ready for permitting at every government level.”

This Selma Smart Site is approximately:

  • Less than 1 mile from U.S. 70 and Interstate 42.
  • 43 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
  • 5 miles from Johnston Community College.

The closest transmission system is on-site, and the closest substation is 100 feet away.

The Town of Selma supplies the site’s water and electricity, and Piedmont Natural Gas supplies the site’s natural gas.

To learn more about Selma’s new Smart Site, contact:

Chris Johnson, Director, Johnston County Economic Development at 919-205-1232 or

ElectriCities’ Economic Development team at

 About the Smart Sites program

ElectriCities created the Smart Sites program to help its public power member communities—cities and towns that own and operate their electric systems—prepare shovel-ready sites for economic development.

Smart Sites must meet specific requirements and undergo an extensive review process by site selection experts. Each site must have municipal electric service, water and sewer access within 500 feet, and be within 5 miles of an interstate or interstate-quality highway. ElectriCities markets Smart Sites at trade shows and industry events around the world to get the word out about prime industrial development sites in North Carolina public power communities.

See the complete list of Smart Sites on the ElectriCities website. To learn more about the Smart Sites program or economic development in public power communities in North Carolina, contact Carl Rees at or visit