NC governor gives out green grants to companies

AP News
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 11:36 AM

Gov. Bev Perdue says 18 small North Carolina companies will receive federal stimulus grants to spur development in green technology.

Perdue announced Wednesday that each company will receive grants up to $100,000 to develop and market green and alternative energy technologies.

The Office of the Governor estimates that more than 200 jobs will be created by the grants, covering 18 counties.

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Half of the grant projects focused on environmentally conscious technology and renewable energy. The other half targeted green building and biofuels development.