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Elizabethtown Awarded Water and Sewer Infrastructure Grant

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The Town of Elizabethtown was awarded a state grant for almost $250,000 to assist with the extension of water and sewer infrastructure to a section of the Elizabethtown Airport Industrial Park that contains three industrial incubator facilities, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday.

The $248,960 utility account grant from the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority also will open an additional 50 acres for future development and are expected to result in the creation of new jobs and approximately $4 million in new investment, according to a news release from the Governor’s office.

“Rural North Carolina needs investments in water and sewer systems and buildings to attract better paying jobs,” Cooper said. “These grants will help improve the quality of life and put more money in the pockets of rural North Carolinians.”

Cumberland County also received an utility account grant for $1,946,511 that will support the county in providing sewer infrastructure to a site along Interstate 95 that serves as a critical piece of the county’s economic development strategy.

Tabor City received a federally-funded Community Developoment Block Grant of $150,000 for economic development to improve road access and draining to meet the needs of Atlantic Packaging’s manufacturing and distribution operations.