ElectriCities Named “Top Utility” in U.S. by Business Facilities Magazine


North Carolina receives “Top State” award

RALEIGH, N.C. (FEBRUARY 22, 2021) — ElectriCities of North Carolina has once again been named a “Top Utility” by Business Facilities Magazine. The honor, awarded by the leading economic development and site selection magazine, highlights power players in the utility space that are well-positioned to take on the challenges and lead in the year ahead. ElectriCities was recognized for its “Top Utility” honor in the January/February 2021 issue of Business Facilities Magazine, available online here.

“Promoting economic development in all of our public power communities is a top priority for ElectriCities 365 days a year,” said Brenda Daniels, Economic Development Manager at ElectriCities. “We are uniquely positioned to support our public power communities in their economic development efforts, with each project highlighting to the local community the true value of public power.”

ElectriCities is actively involved in helping public power communities secure economic development projects. Throughout 2020 – a challenging year at best – North Carolina public power communities added more than 2,200 new jobs and attracted more than $807 million in new investments.

ElectriCities is one of just 12 utilities chosen from across the country as a “Top Utility” by the publication.

“Recognitions like this help shine a light on the incredible projects our public power communities are accomplishing and the value they are bringing to the residents that live in those public power communities,” Daniels said. “Now more than ever those projects helping communities attract and retain businesses and jobs are essential.”

ElectriCities has been recognized as a Top Utility each year since 2017.

A bright spot in a challenging year, North Carolina was also named 2020’s State of the Year by Business Facilities Magazine, the first time North Carolina has received the magazine’s top honor.

North Carolina continues to see impressive economic development despite the pandemic and associated challenges. North Carolina was also ranked among the top ten states in Business Facilities’ 2020 State Rankings Report in categories including Best Business Climate, Workforce Development, Manufacturing Employment, Foreign Direct Investment, Biotechnology, Installed Solar Power, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Fastest-Growing States (Population).


About Business Facilities Magazine

Business Facilities highlights area economic development and site selection news from around the world. Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development.

Business Facilities is a leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. Through a bi-monthly magazine, e-mail newsletters, a news portal, and its LiveXchange event, Business Facilities has created a dynamic community for C-level executives and economic development organizations.

About ElectriCities of North Carolina

ElectriCities is the energy behind public power. For more than 50 years, ElectriCities has helped North Carolina public power communities provide safe, reliable, and affordable power to their customers. ElectriCities serves nearly 1.3 million people in North Carolina public power communities, including 32 members of the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) and 19 members of N.C. Municipal Power Agency Number 1 (NCMPA1).

Helpful Documents

2021 Annual Report

Our annual report includes an exclusive update and event highlights from the past year.

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Strategic Plan

The ElectriCities executive leadership team has outlined our strategic priorities and the efforts we’re taking to ensure we achieve them.

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Understanding ElectriCities

ElectriCities, the energy behind public power, is a not-for-profit membership organization that consolidates many of the administrative, technical, legal and legislative services needed by municipally owned electric utilities across the Carolinas and Virginia.

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