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USDA Rural Development Obligates Funds to Center for Nobility Inc.

Robert Kerns
Rocky Mount
Release Date

Rural Development Invests $175 thousand to provide business workshops, job and employee-retention trainings, employer outreach, and job placement in Eastern NC

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., November 9, 2023 – State Director Reginald Speight and members of North Carolina Rural Development Team participated in an obligation of funds-signing ceremony- with Nobility Inc., in Rocky Mount, today.

Rural Development is investing $175 thousand with Nobility Inc. through a United States Department of Agriculture Housing Preservation grant.

Nobility Inc. is partnering with the counties' Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Commissions to help strengthen these businesses.

“USDA Rural Development celebrated small business and their strength to the U.S. economy through the month of October,” said Speight. “The work that Nobility Inc. is doing in Rural North Carolina helps to empower small business to help them thrive in an area where you do not see many large chain stores. The work Nobility is doing is essential to this part of the state and the Biden-Harris administration is proud of their work.”

Nobility Inc. intends to use the grant to provide business development workshops and consulting in five stages to small and emerging businesses in Edgecombe, Halifax, Northampton, and Wilson counties.


Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

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