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ElectriCities Named Top Utility in U.S.

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ElectriCities of North Carolina has been named one of the nation’s top utilities by a leading economic development and site selection magazine.

Business Facilities, a magazine that focuses on economic development and site selection news, publishes a list of leading utilities that excel in providing economic development support, low-cost energy, and infrastructure.

“Promoting economic development in public power communities has always been a top priority for ElectriCities, so we’re thrilled to be recognized for our success in that area,” said ElectriCities CEO Roy Jones. “Throughout this last year, the benefits of public power have helped our communities attract and retain businesses, adding a growing workforce throughout North Carolina.”

Public power communities across North Carolina enjoyed economic development successes in 2017. Two notable projects included:

⦁ EGGER Wood Products invested $700 million to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Lexington, N.C., creating 400 jobs.
⦁ Lionchase Holdings announced plans to develop a cold storage facility in Tarboro, N.C. at one of ElectriCities’ shovel-ready Smart Sites. This project will create 100 new jobs with $22.6 million in investments.

ElectriCities is actively involved in helping public power communities secure economic development projects. Through June 2017, public power communities in North Carolina added approximately 4,700 new jobs and attracted more than $2.18 billion in new investments.

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
Elizabeth Kadick
VP, Communications, ElectriCities
919-760-6285
ekadick@electricities.org

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