Lenoir County receives $450k building reuse grant from governor for new Infinity Link Communication Inc. facility

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -Governor Roy Cooper announced eight rural community grants to create new jobs, including a $450k grant for Lenoir County Thursday.

The governor says the NC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved the grants totaling over $1.4 million and are projected to create 270 jobs across the state.

Lenoir County got a $450,000 grant that will support the reuse of a 26,820-square-foot building in Kinston to house a new facility for Infinity Link Communications Inc.

The company currently provides high-speed internet, telephone, and television to customers in Greene, Lenoir, Wayne, Pitt, and Edgecombe counties.

The facility will be in the former Pioneer Building at the corner of Enterprise and Landmark in the Highway 70 Industrial Park, near the Amazon warehouse.

According to the RIA, this project is expected to create 51 jobs, with an accompanying private investment of around $2.6 million.

“I think it’s going to be great for Lenoir County, particularly the wide array of different jobs we’re going to have available,” said Infinity Link Communications Inc. President & CEO, Jeremy Rich. “We’re going to have office, and field jobs available. Almost something for whatever work someone would like to do.”

Infinity Link Communications says the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is providing 29.8 million for the installment of more than 700 miles of fiber in unincorporated areas in Lenoir County.

Rich says they hope to start having services available in selected areas in Lenoir County within the next three months.