BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Duke Energy Progress has chosen a 220 acre tract along the Cape Fear River in Navassa, North Carolina to participate in the utility's 2013 Site Readiness Program to prepare the location for potential industrial development, according to a news release from Duke Energy's website.
The Site Readiness Program is designed to help communities served by the utility compete for new investments and jobs.
"The Navassa site is a clear standout. Unlike most undeveloped sites we typically see, location is its strength. Not only does it have rail and water barge access on site, the Port of Wilmington is just 10 miles away," said John Nelms, Duke Energy's economic development manager for Brunswick County. "Combine that with the comprehensive assessment offered by our Site Readiness Program and this location will be quite attractive to the right industry."
Officials say after the site's state of rediness has advanced, Duke Energy's Development Team will actively market the site nationwide to companies looking to expand or relocate their operations.
According the news release, more than 35 counties submitted application for Duke Energy's Site Rediness Program in North Carolina and South Carolina in 2013.
The Brunswick County site was one of 10 North Carolina sites chosen by the utility.
For more information about Duke Energy's economic development programs, visit www.considerthecarolina.com.
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