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ACHIEVER: Robeson County awarded economic development grants

By Staff Report, posted 1 month ago

Also among the grant recipients by the NC Rural Infrastructure Authority is Robeson County. The County was awarded two different kinds of grants — two in the vacant building category and one in the existing business building category. To aid in the reuse of a 27,432-square-foot building in Fairmont, a $200,000 grant will be used for a startup meat facility, Brianwood Custom Meats, LLC. The company projects that they will create 30 jobs. The other vacant building grant of $140,000 will go toward the reuse of a 52,000-square-foot building in Lumberton. The site will be used by Air Production & Service, Inc., a service, parts and equipment group. The company plans to create 14 jobs. The grant in the existing building business category totals $170,000. The money will go toward a 20,000 square-foot expansion on Harger Lighting & Grounding, Inc.’s current facility. The project is expected to create 20 jobs. 

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