The U.S. Department of Commerce is giving Eden a $2 million grant for economic development for making critical water infrastructure improvements at a town industrial park.

The improvements are slated to be made at the Berry Hill Regional Mega Park that will serve two major manufacturing companies and future business needs. Grantee estimates put the project at creating 110 jobs and create $710 million in private investment.

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“President Trump has been clear on the need to repair crumbling infrastructure in cities and towns across America,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The infrastructure improvements will provide a boost to Eden’s economy as well as allow local businesses further ability to grow and prosper.”

The water line expansion will complete the utility construction of the Berry Hill Regional Mega Park. The project will help mitigate urgent economic dislocation and provide opportunities to stabilize and support more vibrant economic prosperity.