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Economic Development

Supporting the growth of businesses in our service area is an integral part of Greenville Utilities. Our mission is enhancing the quality of life for those we serve by safely providing reliable utility solutions at the lowest reasonable cost, with exceptional customer service in an environmentally responsible manner. Collaborating with industries is a vital to that mission.

GUC has a dedicated team that confidentially assists existing and new industry during the site selection process.

Benefits of Greenville Utilities to Growing and Expanding Companies

  • One Utility Provider - 4 Services

    Electric, Natural Gas, Water, and Wastewater at one single point of contact. 

  • Key Account and Economic Development Team

    GUC's Key Accounts Team provides a single point of contact for commercial/industrial customers to retain and nurture long-term relationships, enhance loads, maximize jobs and facilitate economic development by providing outstanding customer service. Key Accounts are those individuals and organizations that can have a significant impact on our system.  

  • Competitive Rates

    GUC’s rates are lower than most utility companies in the region (14.5 rate reduction over the past three years), usually below the median rate when compared to other public-owned, member-owned, and for-profit companies. 

  • Community Owned

    Since 1905, Greenville Utilities has been an integral part of Greenville-Pitt County, growing and progressing along with our expanding service area

  • Permitting Assistance

    GUC’s economic development team and community partners work closely with all potential industrial users to assist with permitting processes. After application review, should the industry require a permit, GUC strives to provide an efficient permitting process which meets the satisfaction of the industry and the required regulations.

For more information, contact
Kathy Howard


Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance

Find out more about what Greenville has to offer through the Greenville ENC Alliance, The Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance, a public-private partnership created to provide a comprehensive and collaborative approach to business recruitment, retention, and expansion in Greenville and Pitt County communities. Founded in 2019, the not-for-profit group utilizes the expertise of the public and private sectors to secure new capital investment to enhance economic vitality. Program initiatives aim to recruit new business, expand and retain existing industries, develop sites and business parks, develop the workforce, strengthen legislative relations and business advocacy efforts, and encourage small business growth.