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Economic development group recognizes ElectriCities for outstanding communications


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 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

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 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
Elizabeth Kadick
VP, Communications, ElectriCities

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