“At least 30 state grants totaling nearly $13 million have been approved for local governments so business and industry locations can be prepared or can be expanded and create numerous jobs.

And a significant part of that money, $980,000, is going to go to four locations in the Twin Counties.

Specifically, $790,000 in grants are for buildings to be renovated for re-usage and a $190,000 grant is for a business already in the area and with plans to expand a building.

Gov. Roy Cooper made the announcement in a news release.

The list in Cooper’s news release includes three locations the Telegram has previously reported that the Rocky Mount-based Carolinas Gateway Partnership was seeking grants with the authorization of the city government.”

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Article written by Rocky Mount Telegram Staff Writer, William F. West