These grants include a commitment to create a total of 316 jobs and will attract approximately $83 million in private investment.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper approved 10 grant requests or rural communities across North Carolina has part of an initiative that will attract hundreds of jobs and over $80 million in investment across the state.
The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved more than $2 million in funding with these grants, which will be awarded to local governments for various projects. According to Cooper’s office, these requests include a commitment to create a total of 316 jobs and will attract approximately $83 million in private investment for these communities.
“These grants both rejuvenate and strengthen rural North Carolina,” Cooper said. “When we support local businesses and expand rural infrastructure, we boost the local, regional, and state economies and help increase our economic competitiveness from the mountains to the …