The City of Jacksonville’s Industrial Development Fund (IDF) grant application to the NC Department of Commerce (NCDoC) was approved last week. The NCDoC Rural Infrastructure Authority approved the $223,000 grant for road construction in Jacksonville Business Park, connecting New Frontier Way to Gum Branch Road, improving ingress and egress.

Jacksonville Business Park’s Project Frontier is the recipient of $1.515 Million in grant funding, to JOED or the City, from GoldenLEAF Foundation, North Carolina’s Southeast Partnership, North Carolina Electric Cooperatives, Jones Onslow Electric Membership Corporation, and IDF.

Jacksonville City Manager Joshua Ray

Photo: Jacksonville City Manager Joshua Ray paid us a visit last week to discuss the work of JOED and the City’s economic development opportunities.