NC Ready To Build New National Guard Headquarters

Work crews are ready to start building a new headquarters for North Carolina's National Guard.

Gov. Beverly Perdue and other state and military officials plan to be at a groundbreaking Tuesday for the new National Guard Joint Force Headquarters building in west Raleigh.

The $56 million project will largely be paid for with federal stimulus money, along with some state funds previously set aside for the project.

The headquarters building also will include offices for the State Highway Patrol, Division of Emergency Management and Department of Transportation, helping the agencies coordinate better during disasters.

Perdue will speak at the groundbreaking. She has said the construction project could create 4,200 jobs.

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