Bladenboro getting new company, 50 jobs
BLADENBORO, NC (WWAY) – Bladen County will get a piece of a $6 million pie. The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 18 grants or loans with a commitment of more than 600 new jobs.
Bladenboro will receive $250,000 to revamp a 49,000 sq. ft. building so Carol Poultry, a poultry processing company, can set up shop in town. The company has committed to creating 50 new, full-time jobs. The building was constructed in 2005, and has been vacant for nine years.
This is all according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Pat Mitchell made the announcement Thursday saying this initiative will benefit several other cities and counties in North Carolina.
The RIA was established as part of the Rural Economic Development Division at the N.C. Department of Commerce to assist with the review and approval of grants for rural areas in the state. The grants-making programs of the division include assistance for building reuse and well as infrastructure including water and sewer.