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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
Attend and Meet Us
Canadian Aerospace Summit
November 12, 2019
Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
ICSC Deal Making Conference
November 13, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
Private Label Manufacturing Conference
November 17, 2019
Chicago, Illinois
International Workboat Show
December 4, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana
ICSC Deal Making Conference
New York, New York
National Retail Big Show
January 12, 2020
New York, NY
Fancy Food Show
January 19, 2020
San Francisco, CA
Ancillary Retail Expo
February 3, 2020
New Orleans, LA
Entertainment Experience
February 11, 2020
Los Angeles, CA
ULI Carolinas' Meeting
February 12, 2020
Charlotte, NC
National Grocers' Association
February 23, 2020
San Diego, CA
Southeast PETRO Show
March 4, 2020
Myrtle Beach, SC
NC Main Street Conference
March 10, 2020
New Bern, NC
Hunter Hotel Conference
March 18, 2020
Atlanta, GA
March 22, 2020
Charlotte, NC
NCEDA Spring Conference
March 24, 2020
Pinehurst, NC
ICSC Carolinas Conference / Deal Making
March 30, 2020
Charlotte, NC
EEI Spring National Accounts
March 29, 2020
Atlanta, GA
Electrification International Conference & Expo
April 6, 2020
Charlotte, NC
Multi-Unit Franchising Conference
April 13, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Live Xchange
April 19, 2020
Charlotte, NC
NC Airport Association
April 20, 2020
Wilmington, NC
May 5, 2020
Philadelphia, PA
NC League Annual Meeting
May 5, 2020
Wilmington, NC
May 17, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
California Mission
May 18, 2020
Southern California
Select USA
June 1, 2020
Washington, DC
Area Development Consultant Forum
June 2, 2020
Richmond, VA
Home Delivery Expo
June 3, 2020
Philadelphia, PA
BIO International
June 8, 2020
San Diego, CA
NCEDA Annual Conference
June 9, 2020
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Farnborough Air Show
July 20, 2020
ElectriCities Annual Meeting
August 17, 2020
Myrtle Beach, SC
IAMC Fall Forum
September 12, 2020
Boise, ID
September 14, 2020
Chicago, IL
21st Century Building Expo
September 15, 2020
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
November 3, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
NC Craft Brewers' Conference
Winston Salem, NC
FABTech Expo
November 18, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Canadian Aerospace Summit
Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
Private Label Manufacturing
Chicago, IL
International Workboat Show
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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