NC PUBLIC POWER Economic Development Opportunities

Welcome

Welcome to North Carolina! From the mountains to the sea, this is a state worth seeing. Just ask Lynn Minges. Lynn’s the president and CEO of the N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association. Previously she was Assistant Secretary for Tourism, Marketing and Global Branding with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. For 20 years she worked to bring tourists to our state; now she’s focused on keeping them well-fed and well-rested.

lynn minges

Winner of the Career Woman of the Year award from Raleigh’s Business and Professional Women organization, Lynn is pictured here enjoying the enchanting gardens at Tryon Palace in New Bern.

Every day, visitors spend $50 million here, generating one million dollars in tax revenue. A whopping 38 million visitors come to North Carolina annually spending their time and money in all 100 of its counties. Today, North Carolina is the 6th most visited state in the U.S.!

Rest assured, Lynn knows tourism and hospitality – and the revenue they generate – really matter to North Carolina’s local businesses and to the livelihood of its communities and residents.

NC Public Power does too. That’s why we’re honored to have Lynn serve as our guide. This year we’re showcasing 12 unique bed and breakfasts and available properties—each is located in one of North Carolina’s more than 65 public power communities. And each will give you a glimpse at some unforgettable places to make new memories.

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lynn minges

Winner of the Career Woman of the Year award from Raleigh’s Business and Professional Women organization., Lynn is pictured here enjoying the enchanting gardens at Tryon Palace in New Bern.

Welcome to North Carolina!

From the mountains to the sea, this is a state worth seeing. Just ask Lynn Minges. Lynn’s the president and CEO of the N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association. Previously she was Assistant Secretary for Tourism, Marketing and Global Branding with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. For 20 years she worked to bring tourists to our state; now she’s focused on keeping them well-fed and well-rested.

Lynn Minges knows tourism and hospitality and the revenue they generate in North Carolina. NC Public Power is honored to have Lynn serve as our tour guide. This year we’re showcasing 12 unique bed and breakfasts and available properties—each is located in one of North Carolina’s over 65 public power communities. And each will give you a glimpse at some unforgettable places to make new memories.

The doors of NC Public Power communities are open for business, and ElectriCities’ seasoned, experienced Economic Development team are dedicated to bringing you in for a tour. Contact Brenda Daniels, manager, Economic Development at 800-768-7697, ext. 6363.

Economic Development Opportunities

Like the B&Bs in this calendar, NC Public Power communities invite you to experience their small town America charm. Not only for pleasure, but for business too. After all, these communities have the real estate, resources and roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic to make any company feel right at home. To learn more, contact Brenda Daniels, Economic Development Manager at 800-768-7697, ext. 6363. Of course, when you check out one of our available properties, you’ll want to check in at one of these fine B&Bs.

Michael & Betsy,
Owners of
Morning Glory Inn
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Clayton, N.C.

Est.: 1869 County: Johnston Population: 14,333

Industries Served: Grifols Therapeutics (pharma), Hospira (pharma), Caterpillar (backhoes/rubber tire loaders)

Access: Highways 70 and 42, Interstates 95 and 40, Port of Wilmington, Raleigh-Durham International Airport

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David, Owner of
Bridgewater Hall
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Morganton, N.C.

Est.: 1777 County: Burke Population: 17,058

Industries Served: Continental Teves (auto), Viscotec Automotive (upholstery), Case Farms (food)

Access: Highway 70, Interstate 40, Port of Charleston, Foothills Regional Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

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Michael & Giuliano,
Owners of
pack house Inn
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Edenton, N.C.

Est.: 1722 County: Chowan Population: 5,166

Industries Served: Jimbos Jumbos Peanuts (peanut processing), Mi Tek Industries Inc. (engineering)

Access: Highway 17, Interstate 64, Port of Morehead City, Norfolk International Airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport

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Marty & Michael,
owners of
aerie bed & breakfast
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New Bern, N.C.

Est.: 1710 County: Craven Population: 26,613

Industries Served: Maola (dairy/food), Bosch (advanced manufacturing), Hatteras Yachts (marine)

Access: Highways 17 and 70, Interstates 95 and 64, Port of Morehead City, Port of Wilmington, Raleigh-Durham International Airport

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Suzann, Owner of
Bellamy Manor
& Gardens
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Enfield, N.C.

Est.: 1740 County: Halifax Population: 2,221

Industries Served: Safelite Glass Corporation (windshields), A&B Milling/Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts (peanut processing), Americap (hats), Eastern Petroleum (energy)

Access: Highways 158 and 301, Interstates 95 and 64, Port of Morehead City, Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, CSX Railroad

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Anne, Owner of
trott house Inn
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Newton, N.C.

Est.: 1855 County: Catawba Population: 13,819

Industries Served: ZF Lemforder Corp. (auto), Target Distribution Center (retail), Ethan Allen, Inc. (furniture)

Access: Highway 70, Interstate 40, Port of Wilmington, Hickory Regional Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

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Jackie, Owner of
beechtree inn
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Hertford, N.C.

Est.: 1758 County: Perquimans Population: 2,203

Industries Served: Perquimans Marine Industrial Park, Catfish Hunter Museum (tourism)

Access: Highway 17, Interstate 95, Port of Morehead City, Norfolk International Airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport

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Linda & Rick,
Owners of
robert ruark inn
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Southport, N.C.

Est.: 1792 County: Brunswick Population: 3,143

Industries Served: Tourism and Film

Access: Access: Highway 17, Interstate 40, Port of Wilmington, Wilmington International Airport, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

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Larry, Owner of
thomas walton manor
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Laurinburg, N.C.

Est.: 1877 County: Scotland Population: 15,825

Industries Served: Service Thread (manufacturing), Scotland Memorial Hospital (healthcare), Nature’s Earth Pellets (wood products)

Access: Highway 74, Interstate 95, Port of Wilmington, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, CSX Railroad

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Christopher & Joy,
Owners of
bell-clemmons House
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Southport, N.C.

Est.: 1792 County: Brunswick Population: 3,143

Industries Served: Tourism and Film

Access: Highway 17, Interstate 40, Port of Wilmington, Wilmington International Airport, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

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Patti, Owner of
white oak inn
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Lincolnton, N.C.

Est.: 1785 County: Lincoln Population: 11,553

Industries Served: R. W. Garcia (snack foods), Hydac (advanced manufacturing), Cataler North America (auto)

Access: Highway 321, Interstate 85, Port of Wilmington, Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, CSX Railroad & Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

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Lori, Owner of
clichy inn
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Statesville, N.C.

Est.: 1789 County: Iredell Population: 27,322

Industries Served: Kewaunee Scientific (furniture), Providencia USA (medical fabrics), Pate Dawson (food service distribution)

Access: Highway 64, Interstates 40 and 77, Port of Wilmington, Statesville Regional Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

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Meet Our Economic Development Staff

Brenda Daniels

Brenda has managed ElectriCities’ economic development services since 1995. ElectriCities of NC, Inc., a joint action agency, focuses on serving its members and enhancing the quality of life of public power communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. ElectriCities’ primary function is to manage two of the state’s municipal power agencies—North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency. Prior to becoming the manager of economic development, Brenda provided services specially developed for members’ residential customers in ElectriCities’ residential marketing division.

Brenda has been employed at ElectriCities for more than 25 years and has created strong, long-lasting relationships with key decision makers within each of our member communities. She is an active member of SEDC, IAMC and CoreNet Global, as well as a former Board Member of the N.C. Economic Developers Association. Brenda is an alumnus of North Carolina Wesleyan College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in business and successfully completed the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Brenda is happily married to Lynn Daniels and together they have two sons, Jason and Travis.

Brenda Daniels
Manager, Economic Development
bdaniels@electricities.org
919.760.6363

Conley Hilliard

Conley works as the Economic Developer for ElectriCities of NC. ElectriCities serves 51 cities and towns across North Carolina that are members of the organization. Nineteen are in the western part of the state and 32 are in the eastern part of the state. Prior to joining ElectriCities in August of 2003, Conley worked for The North Carolina Department of Commerce for 13 years where he assisted companies wanting to expand or relocate to North Carolina from all over the world. During that time he assisted companies like John Deere, TIAA- CREF, Sysco Food, Mobil, Titleist, and others to consider the benefits of calling North Carolina home.

Since joining ElectriCities, Conley has worked with member communities on better preparing them for economic growth. He has introduced clients directly to member communities. Conley was responsible for successfully locating Smithfield Foods and Sysco Food products within his first year of joining ElectriCities. Conley graduated from High Point University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After working for a year with the Durham City school system as an attendance counselor, he went back to college and obtained a Master of Arts degree in counseling from North Carolina Central University. Conley enjoys living in Raleigh with his wife Robin; they have two daughters, Carson, and Madison.

Conley Hilliard
Economic Developer
chilliard@electricities.org
800.768.7697, ext. 6325

Jennings Gray

Jennings works as the Retail Development Specialist for ElectriCities of NC. ElectriCities serves 51 public power cities and towns across North Carolina that are members of the organization. Jennings has over 12 years of experience in public and private economic development, local government administration and corporate retail site consulting.

With previous experience working with Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. and SkyLine Membership Corporation, Jennings exhibits a creative ability to manage public and community relations programs and maintain key relationships with government officials, national commercial real estate brokers and developers. Since joining ElectriCities, Jennings enjoys working with member communities to develop, enhance and implement their retail recruitment strategy.

After attending Appalachian State University, Jennings received certifications in Government Planning, Tax Administration, Economic Development and County Administration from the University of North Carolina Institute of Government. Originally from the North Carolina mountains, Jennings and his wife, Suzanne, now call the Raleigh area home. They have one son, Landon, who attends North Carolina State University.

Jennings Gray
Retail Development Specialist
jgray@electricities.org
800.768.7697, ext. 6303

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Please Note When Requesting Calendars

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