Bolivia, NC – December 17, 2012 – The Brunswick County Economic Development Commission received formal notice on Friday that the International Logistics Park of North Carolina has been designated as a North Carolina Certified Site. The purpose of North Carolina’s Certified Sites Program is to provide a statewide inventory of industrial sites that have undergone a rigorous pre-qualification process to ensure they meet a consistent set of standards. 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.
“Receiving this designation from the North Carolina Department of Commerce allows us to aggressively market this very unique site to clients and consultants both nationally and internationally,” said Jim Bradshaw, Director of Brunswick County Economic Development Commission. “We are operating in an extremely competitive environment so everything we can do to make our industrial properties more attractive for future expansions or relocations helps to keep us in the game. By gathering the data required for certified site designation, we were ensuring much of the due diligence has been done on the site which will ultimately reduce the risk for our future corporate clients. That peace of mind can often be the thing that differentiates your site from competing sites in other communities.”
A special thanks goes out to Amy Walker, Program Administrator of the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission, for months and persistence and hard work to satisfy the requirements of the North Carolina Certified Sites Program.
About the International Logistics Park of North Carolina
The International Logistics Park of North Carolina consists of 1,100 acres of industrial zoned land adjacent to four-lane US 74/76. The park has sewer, water, and fiber. Natural gas is a short distance away. The park has a Tier 1 designation and falls within the Port Enhancement Zone which provides significant tax incentives. The Wilmington Port is 18 miles away. The Wilmington Airport is 19 miles away. A new interchange with I-140, just five miles away, will be completed in 2013. The full marketing package for the International Logistics Park of North Carolina.
About Brunswick County Economic Development Commission:
The Brunswick County Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership that encourages, promotes and facilitates the development of new business and industry and the growth of existing businesses in Brunswick County. Brunswick County is located within the Wilmington Metropolitan MSA between Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. One of the fastest growing counties in the United States, Brunswick County offers a dynamic environment for business and industry with an exceptional quality of life. Additional information can be found at www.BrunswickEDC.com. -more-
About the North Carolina Certified Sites Program
To obtain the Certified Sites designation, communities must undergo a stringent review process that demonstrates that 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
Since 2001, the North Carolina Certified Sites Program has provided a statewide inventory of industrial sites that have undergone a rigorous prequalification process. In 2009, the program criteria were updated to better meet the expectations of consultants and companies operating on a tight timeframe and looking to reduce risks in the site selection process. Property seekers can download each certified site’s supporting documents online as part of the buildings and sites component of AccessNC.