Governor Cooper announced 17 grant requests approved by the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA), public investments in rural communities that should be followed by more than $82 million in private investment, according to the press release.

The grants approved by RIA total more than $5.5 million and includes commitments for more than 430 jobs.

“These grants will help improve the quality of life and put more money in the pockets of rural North Carolinians,” Cooper said in the statement.

A number of communities can expect investments, including:

  • $80,000 in Edenton
  • $140,000 in Shelby
  • $300,000 in Rocky Mount
  • $50,000 in Murphy
  • $500,000 in Tarboro
  • $200,000 in Lincolnton
  • $230,000 in Thomasville
  • $400,000 in Goldsboro
  • $115,000 in Andrews
  • $60,000 in Wallace
  • $75,000 in Richmond County
  • $150,000 in Tabor City
  • $248,960 in Elizabethtown
  • $352,500 in Craven County
  • $1,946,511 in Cumberland County
  • $187,300 in Kinston
  • $500,000 in Goldston

Read more about RIA and specifics of these investments here.