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A North Carolina Certified Site reduces the risks associated with development.

Certification provides you with detailed information about a site and its features:

  • Price and availability
  • Utilities at the site
  • Access points for the site
  • Environmental concerns and potential development costs

Certified sites are periodically reviewed and re-certified, in order to ensure the data is accurate and reliable. 

Since 2001, North Carolina has offered an official Certified Sites program to provide a statewide inventory of industrial sites that have undergone a rigorous prequalification process to ensure they are “shovel ready” for immediate development.

North Carolina's Certified Sites are highlighted in the state's online database of available buildings and sites (select 'Advanced Search,' then choose 'NC Certified Site').

Communities wishing to submit a site for certification must undergo a stringent review process.

For more information about the Certified Sites Program, contact:

Will Best
Certified Sites Program Coordinator
(984) 365-0298