Triangle North Named Top Site for Advanced Manufacturing

Posted July 8, 2024


Granville County and the Triangle North Business Park have been declared one of the top fifteen locations in North Carolina best positioned to successfully serve major advanced manufacturing projects as part of the state’s Selectsite Readiness Program (SRP). The SRP was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2023 to support the development of sites that will increase the state’s competitiveness for new or expanded major manufacturing projects in key industries.


The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) contracted with Site Selection Group (SSG), a national site selection firm, and Thomas & Hutton (T&H), a full-service engineering and design firm, to evaluate sites across North Carolina and determine those best positioned to serve potential advanced manufacturing projects. Triangle North Granville was submitted and approved as one of the top fifteen sites in North Carolina and will receive increased development and marketing support from the State of North Carolina and EDPNC. SSG and T&H evaluated submissions from sixty sites and provided comprehensive analysis that includes technical/engineering assessments of each site, evaluation of the workforce availability, site development costs, and overall operating costs.


“Having Granville County and Triangle North recognized by EDPNC as a top fifteen site for economic development is a huge win for our community,” said Chair of the Granville County Board of Commissioners Timothy Karan. “Granville County is, and will remain, a top choice for industries seeking to locate or expand in North Carolina. Being added to the SRP shows the effects of Granville County’s investment in Triangle North to enhance thoughtful and desirable economic development opportunities for our citizens.”


In recent months, Granville County has begun to install water and sewer infrastructure to make Triangle North more desirable to industrial development and has entered into a contract with Portman Industrial, LLC for the sale of 127.16 acres in Triangle North. Portman plans to construct buildings totaling 940,000 square feet, which will be built to accommodate targeted industries that will bring higher tax values and higher paying jobs to the county. Portman Industrial plans to complete the construction of both buildings by early 2026. Vance-Granville Community College is also moving forward with their plans to construct an Advanced Manufacturing Center at Triangle North.


The fifteen sites added to the North Carolina SRP are:


– Triangle North Granville Business Park – Granville County

– Claremont International Rail Park – Catawba County

– Triangle Innovation Point West – Chatham County

– Reedy Fork Industrial Site – Guilford County

– Crown Industrial Site – Guilford County

– US 301 Industrial Site – Halifax County

– Ferncliff Park – Henderson County

– North Carolina Global TransPark North Site – Lenior County

– Holly Shelter Business Park – New Hanover County

– Farmville Corporate Park – Pitt County

– Energy Way Industrial Park – Richmond County

– Expressway Commerce Park @ Monroe South – Union County

– Camp Helix – Wake County

– ParkEast Ivey Site – Wayne County

– Carolinian Innovation Park – Wilson County


For more information about the SRP, read the full report at the EDPNC website.

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