Our Recipe for Success in the Food and Beverage Sector
The food processing industry in North Carolina is a diverse and growing sector that extends across the entire state. Our recipe for success in this sector is quite simple: companies enjoy easy access to raw materials and a rapidly expanding consumer base. It’s all tied together by a skilled workforce familiar with operating in a regulated industry.
- Central location on the East Coast with easy access to more than 170 million customers
- Reliable and affordable energy: North Carolina’s industrial electric rates are 7% lower than the national average
- Talented and growing workforce of 60,000+ skilled food and beverage workers
Shovel-ready Smart Sites®
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. Below are just a few of our many available Smart Sites®.
FEATURED SMART SITES®
Additional site maps, engineering and environmental studies available upon request.
Industrial Shell Buildings Available for Immediate Up-fit
Critical production demands can’t always wait on a lengthy construction project. North Carolina’s shell industrial buildings are ready now with targeted state and local incentives available to help with up-fit. See some of our featured shell buildings below, with more coming on the market every month.
Business takes Flight in N.C.
Customized training programs through Community Colleges in N.C.
Access the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeastern U.S.
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 Carl Rees at 919-760-6315.