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Site Readiness Program

Every day, we’re working to prepare sites for business in the communities we serve.

The Duke Energy Site Readiness Program 

The program works in tandem with local economic development organizations to:

  • Identify potential property for industrial development and/or redevelopment
  • Assess strengths and weaknesses of the development 
  • Recommend how to mitigate weaknesses 
  • Assist with marketing “build ready” sites 
  • Qualify, develop and sell properties to create jobs and economic opportunity in our service territory

Over 280 Sites have been evaluated over the past 14 years, spread out over all of the states that Duke Energy serves. Since the program’s introduction to Greater Cincinnati, 30 properties have been evaluated.

To date, 46 large projects have been won on sites evaluated through this program (Giti Tire, Enjoy Life Foods, Greenleaf Foods, etc.) resulting in approximately 10,000 jobs and over $8 billion in capital investment (includes projects announced but not yet started).

Many of the sites have been or are in the process of being developed into active industrial parks.

The program has been recognized by numerous economic development organizations and national publications, and has been recognized by Site Selection Magazine and Southern Business & Development Magazine as one of “The South’s 10 Best Site Programs.

Economic Development in
other states

  • The Carolinas

    A pro-business climate offers low energy costs and a skilled, productive workforce.

  • Greater Cincinnati

    Home to nine Fortune 500 companies, top-tier amenities and a diverse workforce.

  • Indiana

    Indiana's central location and efficient transportation are ideal for new or expanding businesses.

  • Florida

    Florida’s large, talented workforce and streamlined regulations help businesses thrive.