Over 500 new jobs are projected to come to the Greenville and Pitt County area in the next three years thanks to a big grant for a first of a kind project.
The CEO of Greenville Utilities, Ron Elks, says a $700,000 grant will create a new water system for Greenville. That system will enable underground storage of emergency water needed as PCMH and Metrix adds those new jobs. Elks says this is the first grant issued for such a water storage and recovery system.
Elks says, "Greenville's ability to grow and its ability to invest and add employees depends on large part on an adequate safe supply of drinking water and that's where these jobs will be created over the next few years."
Elks says construction will only take about 13 months to complete. The grant for the project is from the federal Economic Development Association.