Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Industrial Sites articles below.
Precertified sites—also known as shovel-ready sites—speed up the development cycle for projects by cutting the red tape and lining up key approvals in advance of the site selection process.
As the demand for shovel-ready industrial sites keeps growing, more and more locations are initiating certified sites programs that streamline the approval process for new developments.
PEP improves the state’s inventory of industrial sites and buildings by evaluating potential properties, advising counties on where investment may be most beneficial and what is needed to address issues.
A Certified Site reduces the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about a site, including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential development costs. Sites are periodically recertified to ensure accurate, reliable data.
After each site's state of readiness has advanced, Duke Energy's business development team will strategically market each of them nationwide to companies looking to expand or relocate their operations.