US Department of Commerce invests $3.1 Million in NC grants

FILE - Governor Roy Cooper, left, seated beside U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in this file photo. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding $3.1 million in grants supporting business development and job growth in communities impacted by the declining use of coal.  

Gateway Research Park Inc. in Greensboro will receive a $2.1 million and grant to expand a manufacturing facility supporting minority-owned businesses.  

S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation in Winston-Salem will receive a $1 million grant for expansion of the Enterprise Center supporting development of additional food-based businesses.  

“President Biden is dedicated to supporting communities as they seek to create new opportunities to spur business growth and create jobs,” said Raimondo. “These investments will support business and workforce efforts to help communities build stronger local economies.”