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Economic Development

We are committed to economic growth, and so are our members.

Working with the leaders in our communities, business, and government, we create places where people want to visit, live, do business, and retire. From smart sites and grants, to cultural events and city projects, our communities are brimming with opportunities that allow them to thrive.

As we focus on the future, our goal is to leverage the unique culture of each community as we channel economic growth for years to come.

Available Properties

Smart Sites®

The Smart Sites® program, also known as S2, was created by ElectriCities to assist member communities in preparing shovel-ready sites for economic development.

Perquimans Marine Industrial Park

Hertford, North Carolina

This 70-acre site has everything a boatbuilding company needs.

  • 16+ acre basin
  • Bulkheaded shoreline suitable for industrial use
  • 10-foot water depth provides access to the Albemarle Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway, at the Atlantic Ocean
  • 40-foot wide boat ramp built to industrial specs
  • Very skilled workforce with experience in shipyards in Portsmouth and Norfolk

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Grants and Resources for Your Projects

Customized City Projects

Smart Communities Grant

Downtown Revitalization Grant

Smart Site Certification

Tradeshow Calendar

Tradeshow Name
Date
Location
Attend and Meet Us
Hunter Hotel Conference
March 18, 2020
CANCELED Atlanta, GA
Snaxpo
March 22, 2020
CANCELED Charlotte, NC
NCEDA Spring Conference
March 24, 2020
CANCELED Pinehurst, NC
ICSC Carolinas Conference / Deal Making
March 30, 2020
CANCELED Charlotte, NC
EEI Spring National Accounts
March 29, 2020
CANCELED Atlanta, GA
IAMC Local Summit
April 2, 2020
CANCELED Chicago, IL
Craft Brewers' Conference
April 19, 2020
CANCELED San Antonia, TX
NC Airport Association
April 20, 2020
CANCELED Wilmington, NC
State Energy Conference
April 28, 2020
POSTPONED Raleigh, NC
MRO Americas
April 28, 2020
CANCELED Dallas, TX
Electrification International Conference & Expo
May 3, 2021
RESCHEDULED Charlotte, NC
Eastern Alliance State of the Region
May 5, 2020
CANCELED Greenville, NC
ICSC RECon Show
May 17, 2020
CANCELED Las Vegas, NV
NC League Annual Meeting
May 28, 2020
RESCHEDULED to Virtual Event Wilmington, NC
Select USA
June 1, 2020
CANCELED Washington, DC
Area Development Consultant Forum
June 2, 2020
CANCELED Richmond, VA
BIO International
June 8, 2020
RESCHEDULED to Virtual Meeting San Diego, CA
Interfex
July 15, 2020
POSTPONED New York, NY
Farnborough Air Show
July 20, 2020
CANCELED France
PA/IAMC Mission
August 13, 2020
POSTPONED New Jersey
Global Carolinas Conference
August 13, 2020
CANCELED Charlotte, NC
ElectriCities Annual Meeting
August 17, 2020
CANCELED Myrtle Beach, SC
California Mission
August 24, 2020
RESCHEDULED Southern California
NCEDA Annual Conference
August 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED Wrightsville Beach, NC
Multi-Unit Franchising Conference
September 1, 2020
RESCHEDULED Las Vegas, NV
CPHI
September 9, 2020
POSTPONED Philadelphia, PA
IAMC Fall Forum
September 12, 2020
Boise, ID
IMTS
September 14, 2020
CANCELED Chicago, IL
21st Century Building Expo
September 15, 2020
Charlotte, NC
Live Xchange
September 27, 2020
RESCHEDULED Charlotte, NC
Global Cold Chain
September 28, 2020
Dallas, TX
IEDC Annual Conference
October 11, 2020
Dallas, TX
EEI Fall Conference
October 25, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
Home Delivery Expo
October 29, 2020
RESCHEDULED Philadelphia, PA
AAPEX / SEMA Show
November 3, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Canadian Aerospace Summit
November 3, 2020
Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
NC Craft Brewers' Conference
November 3, 2020
Winston Salem, NC
FABTech Expo
November 18, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Private Label Manufacturing
November 16, 2020
Chicago, IL
International Workboat Show
December 15, 2020
New Orleans, LA

With the help of ElectriCities, we created a new logo which helped us put our best foot forward from an economic development perspective–I don’t know what we would have done without them.

 

Newell Clark, Mayor

Lexington, North Carolina

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