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Utilities & Permitting


Our award-winning local utility provider, Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) truly understands the local market. Benefits of locally owned utilities include greater reliability, efficient service, low costs, customer responsiveness, redundant power, and access to tax-exempt financing for capital projects.

GUC also provides electric water, sewer, and natural gas to 146,000 residents. It is the second largest municipal electric system in North Carolina.   


If you are looking to open or expand a business in Greenville, or you are developing a site or building for an economic development project, the Office of Economic Development is ready to serve as a liaison between your company and the City of Greenville’s Planning Division, the Inspections Division, and other local regulatory officials. The good news is that the City of Greenville takes a fast, streamlined approach to planning, zoning, and building permit reviews!  

Greenville Utilities brings value to site selection projects through hands-on assistance and customized solutions. We provide safe, reliable utilities at the lowest reasonable cost with exceptional customer service. Collaborating with business and industry is a vital part of our mission.