Re-Tooling for Alternative Agricultural Enterprises

Project will provide instruction, evidence, and experience in crop production techniques by providing training in alternative and specialty crops. The project will provide training on using plastic mulch and irrigation systems as well as providing a subsidy to 64...

Northeast Economic Development Diversification Initiatives

Project will establish the Existing Business and Industry Service Program (to develop relationships with employers), the NorthEast Region Buyer-Supplier Network (to facilitate the purchase of local goods and services), and the NorthEast Tourism Web Portal (to develop...

Growing the NC Medicinal Herb Industry

Project will provide 10 to 20 tobacco farmers with incentives from $5,000 to $10,000 to grow medicinal herbs, generating gross sales equal to or higher than traditional tobacco revenues per acre.

Establishing a Life Sciences Revenue Bond Authority

Project will assist in establishing a revolving loan program to bring biotech companies into the state and create jobs for those no longer employed in tobacco manufacturing jobs. This project will create a minimum of 20 jobs over five years and generate $20 million in...