Granville County is preparing an application to the North Carolina Department of Commerce for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Economic Development. The application will request up to $300,000 in CBDG Building Reuse funds. The County intends to use the funds to assist in the renovation of a 9,000 square foot building located at 117 Main Street in downtown Oxford. Strong Arm Baking has purchased the building and plans to move its operations in order to increase production. The company plans to create 19 new jobs in the first two years of operation and will invest $485,000 in renovations, equipment and project planning and administration. At least 60% of the new jobs will be filled by persons residing in households of low to moderate income.
All interested persons please take notice that a public hearing will be held by the Granville County Board of Commissioners pursuant to N.C.G.S. 158-7.1.
Granville County will conduct a public Hearing on Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the auditorium of the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, located at 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, North Carolina. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizens input into the identification of economic needs and desired economic development activities. The input from the Hearing will be incorporated into the County’s consideration and submission of a CDBG application to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Written comments received prior to the opening of the Public Hearing will be considered and may be sent to Michael Felts, County Manager, 141 Williamsboro St, Oxford NC 27565.
All interested citizens are invited and urged to attend.
Debra A. Weary,
Clerk to the Granville County Board of Commissioners