The Governor recently announced plans to make the port in Morehead City more globally competitive by deepening the channel to 50 feet and developing underutilized properties, such as Radio Island.
Improvements could be coming to the state ports in Wilmington and Morehead City. Governor Pat McCrory recently announced a 25 year vision for infrastructure investment that would deepen the Beaufort Inlet and develop underutilized properties, in an effort to make the state more globally competitive. However, no money has been allocated for these projects.
A vacant property in Greenville could become a new DNA processing facility. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
The company wanting to purchase the facility has asked to remain anonymous. The 68-hundred square foot building is located near Vidant Medical Center. Existing Industries Coordinator with the Pitt County Development Commission Scott Poag says they’re seeking a $60,000 grant from the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center to facilitate renovations. He adds the grant amount is based upon how many jobs are created.