Rowan-Cabarrus gets $2 million grant

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 26, 2011

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help construct, renovate and expand the Allied Health building in Salisbury.
The funding comes from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will help the college meet the urgent local demand for well-trained health care workers.
“We are thrilled to receive this funding from the Economic Development Administration,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president. “This additional space will allow us to work toward expanding some of our current healthcare programs and developing additional programs – ultimately allowing us to better meet local job demand.”
The U.S. Department of Commerce anticipates that this investment will create more than 100 new jobs. In addition to job creation, they predict over $45 million in private investment leveraged.
Salisbury Post reporter Karissa Minn is on the scene of the announcement with N.C. Rep. Larry Kissell, NC-8th. See Tuesday’s Salisbury Post for more.