The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority is investing $4.5 Million to support jobs, infrastructure and property upgrades across the state. The town of Ayden in Pitt County will receive $500,000 to renovate a two-story building built in 1915 to house a quilt shop. In Bertie County, a $25,000 grant will help restore a 3,500 square foot building in Windsor that’s been vacant for 12 years. A restaurant and catering business will add five new jobs. And in Wayne County, a $450,000 grant will be used to support the reuse of an 18,000 square foot facility in Goldsboro. A protein snack production company plans to create 60 new jobs. In all, the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved 14 grant requests, which include commitments to create a total of 94 new jobs statewide.