11.26.08

Burr Announces Economic Development Grant to Neuse River Council of Governments

U.S. Senator Richard Burr today announced that the region served by the Neuse River Council of Governments has been awarded an economic development grant in the amount of $159,000 by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This will benefit Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, and Wayne counties.

"These funds will go a long way toward helping counties in Eastern North Carolina develop a forward thinking economic plan for the region. The Neuse River Council of Governments should be proud of the work they have done to secure this grant, which will benefit the citizens of these counties immensely," Burr said.

This grant will be used to support development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the counties in the district overseen by the Neuse River Council of Governments. This process is designed to bring together representatives from the private sector, as well as government officials to create a strategy to diversify and strengthen the local economy.