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Greensboro Awarded $8.418 Million in Grants for Mega Site

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GREENSBORO, NC (December 15, 2016) – The Golden LEAF Foundation, the Rural Infrastructure Authority and Duke Energy announced today they have granted the City of Greensboro $8.418 million in grants to build infrastructure at the Greensboro-Randolph Mega Site, an industrial site designed to draw an advanced manufacturer and potential major employer to the region.

“This grant represents another significant vote of confidence for the Mega Site,” said Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland. “Today we have taken another step forward toward our goal of bringing significant new investment and jobs to our region.”

Located southeast of Greensboro in Randolph County, the Mega Site is a regional collaboration between government, business, and educational institutions. The City of Greensboro has committed to providing water and wastewater for the Mega Site, including a 16-inch force main with a capacity of about one million gallons a day and a pump station.

The grants awarded today were given under the Major Site Development Initiative, a joint effort by Golden LEAF, the Rural Infrastructure Authority and the utility to increase industrial site competitiveness and reduce the time it takes to draw major projects and private investment. Golden LEAF granted $7 million for sewer infrastructure and the Rural Infrastructure Authority provided $1.418 million for additional infrastructure needs.

“Our board recognizes the significant economic impact transformational projects can make on our state,” said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF president. “This collaborative effort will help move the economic needle and improve North Carolina’s competitive position.”

For more information about the Mega Site, visit greensboro-randolphmegasite.com.

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