Brunswick County’s International Logistics Park of North Carolina has been designated as a North Carolina Certified Site by the N.C. Department of Commerce. The county’s Economic Development Commission was notified of the designation on Friday.
According to a release from the Economic Development Commission, the purpose of the state’s Certified Sites Program is to develop a statewide inventory of industrial sites that have undergone rigorous pre-qualification process to ensure that they meet a consistent set of standards. With such designation, developers of a site can provide potential clients with verifiable detailed information about the property, including price, availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential development costs.
“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,” said Jim Bradshaw, Economic Development Commission director, in the release. “That peace of mind can often be the thing that differentiates your site from competing sites in other communities.
“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,” Bradshaw continued. “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.”
The logistics park would have housed Caterpillar, had the equipment company chosen to locate in southeast North Carolina.