Governor Cooper announced that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 18 grant requests to help rural communities in North Carolina, WNCT reports.
Taken altogether, the commitments will create nearly 600 jobs. Public investments will bring more than $103M in private investments, according to WNCT.
Recipients include Carteret, Greene, Wilson, Lenoir, Onslow, Burke, Macon, Stanly, Columbus and Vance Counties.
“North Carolina’s rural communities need support to upgrade their infrastructure to attract good jobs and build a stronger future. Investments like Rural Infrastructure grants signal to businesses and communities that our state is ready for economic development despite the challenges of the pandemic,” Governor Cooper said.