Site Selection Magazine Names ElectriCities a Top 10 Utility for Economic Development


ElectriCities of NC, Inc., a member services organization for public power communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, has been named one of the top 10 utilities for economic development by Site Selection magazine, a leading development publication aimed at expansion planning decision-makers.

“More than $1.5 billion in investment aiming to create 5,316 jobs spelled success in ElectriCities territory,” wrote Adam Bruns, managing editor of Site Selection magazine, explaining Site Selection’s choice of ElectriCities.

Bruns also cited ElectriCities’ Smart Sites program as a factor in the company earning a spot on the top 10 list.

The Smart Sites program assists ElectriCities member communities in preparing shovel-ready sites for economic development by providing valuable due diligence, supplemental funds, and, once the site has met strict requirements, domestic and international marketing.

“We’re honored that Site Selection has recognized our services,” said Brenda Daniels, manager, economic development at ElectriCities. “Our team takes pride in thoroughly evaluating our members’ sites and matching them to the right development opportunities.”

Bruns also noted that ElectriCities has helped bring a British company to the North Carolina Piedmont and is helping bring at least three other international companies to North Carolina within the next 12 to 18 months.

Daniels added, “It’s a thrill to serve our members by helping them improve, grow and develop their communities.”

To create the top 10 list, Site Selection evaluated the “performance of utility economic development teams based on corporate facility project jobs and capex figures from the previous calendar year in the utilities’ service areas,” using metrics that include both straight totals and per-capita calculations, website tools and data, innovative programs and incentives for business, and the utility’s job-creating infrastructure and facility investment trends.

For more information about ElectriCities economic development, contact Brenda Daniels, manager, economic development, at or 919-760-6363, or visit

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.

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Deb Clark
Supervisor, External Communications, ElectriCities

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