N.C. grant program will create 161 jobs statewide

NORTH CAROLINA — The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved 17 grant and loan requests totaling $4.9 million. The requests include commitments to create a total of 161 new jobs across the state.

“Business-ready buildings and infrastructure set the stage for job growth,” said Gov. Pat McCrory. “These investments lay the groundwork for prosperity by providing basic water and sewer systems, access roads and building renovations that businesses need in order to create jobs in North Carolina’s smaller communities.”

The RIA reviews and approves funding requests for grant and loan programs. The programs are operated by N.C. Commerce’s Rural Economic Development team, which is led by Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and Assistant Secretary Patricia Mitchell, CEcD. Grants support infrastructure development, building renovation and site improvements. Since its creation by Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013, the Authority has approved approximately $90 million in awards.

Source: Gov. McCrory’s office

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