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.

A North Carolina Certified Site reduces the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about the site including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential development costs.  Sites are periodically recertified in order to ensure accurate, reliable data. 

North Carolina's Certified Sites are highlighted in the state's online database of available buildings and sites via AccessNC.  To find a Certified Site in our state, search AccessNC.

Communities wishing to submit a site for certification must undergo a stringent review process.  For questions regarding this process, click here.

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