UPDATED: Gov. Perdue In Kinston Today

North Carolina is set to get over 8 billion dollars from the recovery act. So how do towns get some of that money?

That's the question Governor Beverly Perdue tried to answer Monday in Kinston with a workshop on the recovery act.

Many Eastern Carolina towns have been approved for the shovel ready projects they applied for.

Some of those projects include highway and road construction, and also education and police grants.

Governor Perdue says she wants to get the word out for every town to apply for whatever they can.

Perdue said she is optimistic about the economy and that she believes these grants will make a difference.

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KINSTON, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is urging business leaders to look at opportunities for contracts resulting from federal stimulus funds.

Perdue speaks Monday in Kinston at an economic recovery workshop for businesses in eastern North Carolina. It's the third of six events around the state. She is joined by representatives of state agencies who offer updates on funds and an overview of funding requirements and contacts.

Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said local business and political leaders may learn more about state contracts or participating in work funded by recovery money.

The stimulus includes money for green projects, road building and retrofitting homes and schools to be more energy efficient.

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