Powering the Information Technology Industry in North Carolina

Our Formula for Tech Growth: Talent + Business Climate = Opportunity

Whether you’re a tech startup or an established business looking for rapid expansion, North Carolina’s public power communities have the infrastructure and talent you need to thrive. Pair one of the lowest corporate tax environments in the U.S. with some of the highest graduation rates for engineering and STEM talent, and we’ve created an environment wired for success.

We offer:

  • Community-based gigabit fiber networks
  • Excellent quality of life at an affordable price
  • Reliable and low-cost electric service
  • World-class universities that drive innovation
  • Locations for everything from incubation to custom construction

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®.

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.

The Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry in North Carolina through our network of 58 community colleges, serving all 100 counties of the state.

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.


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.

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