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...

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.

?New Generation? Cooperatives ? A New Twist on an Old Model

Project will fund improvements in the business environment for ?new generation? Cooperatives which will lead to new opportunities for producer-owned, value-added businesses. ?New generation? cooperatives provide farmers the opportunity to raise the capital to own and...

Tobacco Growers Communication Assistance

Project will sustain the services of communication information via TGANC?s newsletter, website and resource guide, as well as, develop a study with NCSU on the impacts of the pending tobacco buyout and distribute the results.