Governor Announces Nearly $13M In Rural Infrastructure Grants

Governor Announces Nearly $13M In Rural Infrastructure Grants

9:59am Dec 11, 2020
Gov. Roy Cooper is seen during a visit to a medical device manufacturer in Pittsboro, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The governor has announced that close to $13 million in grants have been approved for rural infrastructure. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

There is economic help on the way for North Carolina’s rural communities. The state has approved nearly $13 million in grants for infrastructure projects. 

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Thursday the state has authorized 30 grant requests to local governments, which will help to create over 800 new jobs and allow for business expansion.

The governor said in a press release the grants will address critical needs for building, water, and sewer projects. He predicted the public investment in infrastructure will likely attract over $500 million in private investment.

In the Piedmont Triad, funds will be earmarked for building reuse projects in Winston-Salem, Mount Airy, Eden, Lexington, and Salisbury, along with two renovations in Mayodan.

There will be a $2-million investment in repurposing a Rockingham County site for a pet care company’s manufacturing and distribution operations.

And Yadkin County will receive assistance for extending water service to a site in Yadkinville.

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