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Strategy BE1.4: Develop a regional certified sites program.

Strategy Description

A certified sites program prequalifies property so that development professionals, site selection consultants, and business prospects can evaluate and compare potential locations for new or expanding businesses against a standard set of criteria. AdvantageWest, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, currently maintains a database of certified sites. A regional certified sites program would provide local economic development staff a tool to identify and market sites that may not qualify for state-level certification but fit local criteria within a specific geography and for a specific target industry.

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Recommendation

BE1: Develop a supply of highly-marketable, development-ready sites to attract companies that bring quality, living wage jobs to the region.

Scale

Regional