UNLIKE THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, who chose North Carolina for its nice weather and sandy shores, today’s plastics and manufacturing businesses are coming to our state for its low corporate income tax rate, talented workforce, and business friendly environment.
N.C.'s Industrial Electric Rate is 10% BELOW the National Average
North Carolina has the Lowest Corporate Income Tax in the United States
Customized Workforce Training Programs through Community Colleges in N.C.
Access the Largest Manufacturing Workforce in the Southeastern U.S.
Key Industries within Public Power Communities
Biotechnology / Life Sciences
Access the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeastern U.S.
Get the workforce you need in North Carolina. We are a right to work state with a robust talent pipeline including 460,000 manufacturing employees, 22,000 STEM degrees awarded annually, and 18,000 exiting military veterans ready to work.
- Ranked #1, Largest Manufacturing Workforce in the Southeast
- Ranked #2, Competitive Labor Environment by Area Development, 2018
- Elite higher Education — 53 colleges and universities including the Tier 1 research universities North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Shovel-ready Smart Sites® and Move-in Ready Shell Buildings
Critical production demands can’t always wait on a lengthy construction project. We created the Smart Sites® program to offer more shovel-ready property for economic development growth in our member communities. The valuable due diligence included in our program assists site selectors in making informed, intelligent choices. In short, the Smart Sites® program simplifies the process for consultants and companies and minimizes risk to them.
Looking for a move-in ready manufacturing space? Many of our member communities have shell buildings that may suit your needs. Below are just a few of our many available Smart Sites® and Shell Buildings.
Meet our team to learn about us or for more information on these and other properties.
Available Smart Sites® and Shell Buildings
Additional information on these and other properties available upon request.
If you would like to learn how the Economic Development staff of ElectriCities can help locate a building or site to suit your needs, simply fill out the short form below for more information, or call Brenda Daniels at 919-760-6363.