NCRR Build Ready Sites Program


North Carolina has a substantial amount of land available for development located along active railroad corridors. Often, companies are not able to wait on site improvements – thus having a ready site becomes a key differentiator between a community and its competitors when working to attract a new company.  

The Build Ready Sites Program is a grant program with the purpose of developing and marketing rail sites in North Carolina. Applications to the program open every year in the summer with a total timeline of 6 months.

Program requirements can be found here.

The 2023 Build Ready Sites application period will open on July 10th!

Please note that all submissions must originate from your county’s lead economic development organization.  For additional information, call (919) 954-7601 or email

"With this innovative site readiness program, NCRR is accelerating the
development of rail-served sites, encouraging the creation of new jobs,
and bringing new business investment to our state."
Chris Chung

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