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Apex Business Park Earns ElectriCities Smart Sites Designation

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ElectriCities of North Carolina Inc. has designated a 121.3-acre Smart Site in Apex’s Cash Corporate Center park. The designation guarantees that the site has met stringent requirements and is shovel-ready for new development.

Located on Production Drive in Apex, N.C., the Smart Site is approximately .2 miles from U.S. 1, two miles from I-540, and 18 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The site is also within 145 miles of the North Carolina Ports in Wilmington, N.C. The town of Apex serves the site’s utility services, including electricity, water and sewer. AT&T provides telecommunications services.

The site will now be marketed to growing businesses as a prime site for development in North Carolina.

About the Smart Sites Program
ElectriCities created the Smart Sites program in 2014 to help member communities prepare shovel-ready sites for economic development.

“In today’s competitive environment, it’s rare for a company to locate on an undeveloped property,” explains Daniels. “New and expanding companies expect existing buildings or a prepared, shovel-ready site to shorten the amount of time needed for construction. We created Smart Sites to expedite economic development in NC Public Power communities.”

Earning the Smart Sites designation is challenging. Potential sites must meet specific requirements and undergo an extensive review process by site selection experts, including Engineering Consulting Services and Creative Economic Development Consulting. Each site must have municipal electric service, have water and sewer access within 500 feet, and be within five miles of an interstate or interstate-quality highway.

ElectriCities markets Smart Sites at trade shows and industry events around the world. Other Smart Sites are in Farmville, Greenville, Kinston, Laurinburg, New Bern, Morganton, Albemarle, Shelby, Statesville, Tarboro, Washington and Wilson.

Learn More
To learn more about Wake County’s new Smart Site, the Smart Sites program, or economic development in NC Public Power communities, contact Brenda Daniels at bdaniels@electricities.org or 919-760-6363, or visit https://www.electricities.com/EconDev .

About ElectriCities of North Carolina

ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., is the membership organization that provides power supply and related critical services to over 90 community-owned electric systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia—collectively known as public power. ElectriCities manages the power supply for two power agencies in North Carolina and provides technical services to assist members in operating their electric distribution systems. ElectriCities also helps these locally owned and operated public power providers thrive today and in the future by delivering innovative services, including legislative, technical, communications, and economic development expertise.

Visit www.electricities.com to learn more about the benefits of public power and how ElectriCities helps communities keep the lights on through access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy.

Media contact
Deb Clark
Supervisor, External Communications, ElectriCities
919-760-6287
dclark@electricities.org

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