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 and meet a consistent set of standards.

North Carolina Certified Sites Program

A Certified Site reduces the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about a site, including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential development costs. Sites are periodically re-certified to ensure accurate, reliable data.

Here is a list of current Certified Sites in North Carolina:

  • Triangle Innovation Point (TIP, formerly the Moncure Megasite) in Chatham County
  • Goldsboro Business Campus in Wayne County
  • Mid State Development Center (formerly CAM Phase 3) in Chatham County
  • Triangle North Franklin in Franklin County
  • Triangle North Warren in Warren County
  • Person County Megapark in Person County
  • North Carolina Industrial Center in Alamance County
  • Ferncliff Industrial Park in Henderson County
  • Glenn Stough in Cabarrus County
  • Newton Corporate Center in Catawba County
  • International Logistics Park of NC in Brunswick County
  • Reidsville Industrial Park in Rockingham County
  • Black Mountain Commerce Park in Buncombe County
  • Central Carolina Enterprise Park in Lee County
  • Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site
  • Elkin Corporate Park in Surry County
  • Eden Industrial Park in Rockingham County
  • Oak Tree in Johnston County
  • Selma Crossings in Johnston County
  • Mid-Atlantic Industrial Rail Park in Brunswick County
  • Fuquay-Varina Business Park in Wake County
  • West Smithfield Industrial Park in Johnston County
  • Cash Corporate Center in Wake County
  • Wake Forest Business & Technology Site in Wake County
  • Tabor Industrial Park in Columbus County
  • Triangle North Granville in Granville County
  • Indigreen Corporate Park in Pitt County

To obtain the Certified Sites designation, communities must undergo a stringent review process that demonstrates they’ve addressed 31 prerequisites, including:

  • Business/industrial use designation
  • Phase I environment audits
  • Geo-technical studies
  • Topographical analysis and maps
  • Aerial photography
  • Availability of public utilities
  • Industrial power quality
  • Engineered site development plans
  • Detailed analysis of development cost
  • Complete information on pricing

All documentation for the Steering Committee to review must be submitted three weeks prior to the meeting of the Steering Committee. The Certified Sites Steering Committee generally meets on the fourth Wednesday of every other month of the year, starting in February. Below is a calendar of meetings for 2021:

Wednesday, February 24 (February 3 for documentation)

Wednesday, April 28 (April 7 for documentation)

Wednesday, June 23 (June 2 for documentation)

Wednesday, August 25 (August 4 for documentation)

Wednesday, October 27 (October 6 for documentation)

Wednesday, December 22 (December 1 for documentation)

Click here for a complete copy of the N.C. Certified Sites Program guidelines.

Visit our Available Sites & Data page under All Filters and then Property Assets to search North Carolina’s current inventory of Certified Sites.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Certified Sites Program can be found by contacting the Certified Sites Program Coordinator.

For more information about the Certified Sites Program, contact:

Will Best

Certified Sites Program Coordinator

North Carolina Department of Commerce

(984) 365-0298