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Our communities depend on economic growth. And we play an important role. The Duke Energy Site Readiness Program sparks economic growth by preparing land for industrial use and working with local communities to bring in businesses.

Site Readiness Program

Bringing in businesses. Boosting our communities.

The Duke Energy Site Readiness Program sparks economic growth by helping communities understand what steps to take in order to make their sites more competitive. And, it works.

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Our Mission

Our Site Readiness program exists to identify, assess, improve and increase awareness of industrial sites in our territory. Essentially, the program helps our state, regional and local economic development partners increase the competitiveness of potential industrial land which in turn, results in new jobs and tax base in Duke Energy-served communities. We hire a national site consultant and a local engineering firm to help carry out the analysis of each site. In addition, we work closely with state, regional and local economic development organizations, community government and other utilities.

“The Site Readiness program is a instrumental tool for the regions we serve. It helps not only identify new sites, but helps the communities understand next steps to bring major economic development wins which result in prosperity for their residents.” - Amy Spiller, State President – Ohio and Kentucky

Program success

Since the program began, the Site Readiness program has evaluated over 372 sites. Over 144 companies have landed on those properties, generating $48 billion in capital investment and 48,600 jobs.

  • North Carolina

    Capital Investment: $33 Billion
    Jobs: 29,639
  • South Carolina

    Capital Investment: $3.5 Billion
    Jobs: 4,080
  • Florida

    Capital Investment: $468 Million
    Jobs: 1,625
  • Indiana

    Capital Investment: $8.2 Billion
    Jobs: 8,108
  • Ohio / Kentucky

    Capital Investment: $2.6 Billion
    Jobs: 5,185

Wins for our communities

This program has a positive impact on our communities through new tax dollars, jobs and more. Here are some examples of recent businesses that we helped bring into the counties we serve.

County

Company

Jobs Created

Capital Investment

Chatham VinFast Auto 7500 $ 4,000,000,000
Rowan Macy's 2800 $ 584,300,000
Chatham WolfSpeed 1800 $ 5,000,000,000
Guilford Boom Supersonic Jet 1750 $ 500,000,000
Randolph Toyota Battery Manufacturing, Inc 1750 $ 1,290,000,000
Rowan Chewy Inc. 1200 $ 55,000,000
Pender ACME Smoked Fish 1081 $ 268,000,000
Davidson Egger 770 $ 700,000,000
Cabarrus Rauch Juices and Red Bull 600 $ 1,000,000,000
Alamance WalMart Dist Center 450 $ 85,000,000
Catawba Apple Inc 400 $ 4,180,000,000
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