$5.6 million in Rural Center grants to aid clean water projects, create 600 jobs

For immediate release (7/1/13)

Contact: Matt Ehlers, 919-250-4314

 

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center announces $5.6 million in grants to provide clean water and assist with economic development in rural counties. The 38 grants will create 604 jobs and assist projects benefiting 29 counties.

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47 rural students join new Public Service Internship Program

For immediate release (7/2/13)

Contact: Matt Ehlers, 919-250-4314 or mehlers@ncruralcenter.org

 

RALEIGH -- Forty-seven college students are being steeped in the workings of their counties under a new summer internship program.

 

The Public Service Internship Program is designed to foster a new generation of community leaders in North Carolina's rural counties. The interns, working in their home counties, will rotate among different county departments to better understand the issues their communities face. Each student is paired with a local government mentor.

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Grant to aid textile network in Catawba Valley region

For immediate release (4/25/13)

Contact: Matt Ehlers, 919-250-4314

 

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Rural Center announces a grant of $125,000 to Burke Development Inc. The grant will help fund a new initiative to retain and create textile jobs in the Catawba Valley region.

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$5.5 million in Rural Center grants to create 660 jobs

For immediate release (4/25/13)

Contact: Matt Ehlers, 919-250-4314


RALEIGH -- The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center announces $5.5 million in grants to create jobs, provide clean water and assist with economic development in rural counties. The 36 grants will create 660 jobs and assist projects benefiting more than 32 counties.

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Robeson County welcomes sweet potato processor

For release 4/11/13
Contact: Matt Ehlers, 919-250-4314

RALEIGH -- A new $12 million sweet potato processing plant is on its way to Robeson County, bringing with it more than 100 jobs and a high-tech process to monetize one of the state's most important crops.

Trinity Frozen Foods will build its plant in the Carolina Commerce Technology Park in Pembroke, Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday. The announcement came after fierce competition with a rival site in South Carolina.

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