The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) held its regularly scheduled meeting today and approved grants to be awarded in your county.
The following Industrial Development Fund Utility Account grant was approved for Bladen County:
•Town of Elizabethtown (Bladen County): $417,103 to assist with phase 1 of a two phase airport industrial park expansion. The first phase includes a taxiway extension into an adjacent industrial park and extending an access road to newly acquired parcels.
The Utility Account of the Industrial Development Fund provides grants to units of local government of the 80 most distressed counties in the state to assist in job creation. The funds may be used for publicly-owned infrastructure and should be used for projects that are reasonably expected to result in the creation of jobs.