Did You Know?
N.C.'s Industrial Electric Rate is 10% BELOW the national average
North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax in the United States
N.C. boasts an education network of universities and community colleges in N.C. supports customized training for your company
North Carolina has more than 460,000 total manufacturing workers, largest in the Southeastern U.S.
A system of Tier 1 research universities graduating thousands of tomorrow's industry leaders supports N.C. as a higher education leader
The largest supply of lithium, a critical EV battery component in North American is found in North Carolina
Smart Sites® and 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 industrial buildings that may suit your needs. Below are just a few of our many available Smart Sites® and Shell Buildings.
Additional Key Industries within Public Power Communities
The plastics and composites industry remains one of the strongest components of North Carolina’s diverse manufacturing sector.
Food processing in North Carolina is strong and growing, thanks to a ready workforce and a healthy business development landscape.