The Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund provides annual grants to businesses which are located in Development Tier I counties. The Fund is intended to encourage the retention of significant numbers of high-paying, high-quality job and large-scale capital investments. Grants may be made for a term of up to ten years. The business must have at least 2000 employees and invest $200 million in capital improvements.
The Job Development Investment Grant awards cash grants to new and expanding businesses that will provide economic benefit to that state. Grants are based on job creation and investment commitment and measured against a percentage of withholding taxes paid by new employees. The program requires that the proposed project meet the following five criteria: result in net increase in employment; increase opportunities for employment; consistency with the economic development goals of the state; competitive with another state; and grant must be necessary for project completion.
The Industrial Development Fund provides financing grants and loans through designated municipalities and counties to assist in infrastructure improvements for targeted industrial projects. The local government reserves the funds and proposed projects are eligible for grants, but the local government must match the state funding 3:1. Project owners must demonstrate a commitment to generating jobs and present a business plan.
Hyde County, located in eastern North Carolina, adopted a wind ordinance in 2008 to regulate the use of wind energy facilities throughout the county, including waters within the boundaries of Hyde County.
These rules identify and list hazardous waste and set standards for the generators and operators of such waste as well as owners or operators of waste facilities. They also stats standards for surface impoundments and location standards for facilities.
Haywood EMC offers a low interest loan to their residential customers to finance the purchase of an energy efficient heat pump and certain weatherization measures. The current interest rate is 5% and the loan has a maximum payback time of 60 months.
The rules established in this Subchapter 2L of North Carolina Administrative Code Title 15A are intended to maintain and preserve the quality of the groundwaters, prevent and abate pollution and contamination of the waters of the state, protect public health, and permit management of the groundwaters for their best usage by the citizens of North Carolina. It is the policy of the Commission that the best usage of the groundwaters of the state is as a source of drinking water. These groundwaters generally are a potable source of drinking water without the necessity of significant treatment.
Four-County EMC offers the Comfort Loan Program to residential customers. This program offers financing for insulation upgrades, the replacement of an existing heating/cooling system with an electric energy-efficient heat pump or air conditioning unit, and the purchase of certain energy-efficient water heaters. In order to qualify for the financing, heat pumps and air conditioners must have a minimum SEER of 13. The maximum loan amount for heat pumps and air conditioners is $5,000. The maximum loan amount for a water heater is $700.
Four-County EMC offers its customers $50 rebates for purchasing certain Energy Star appliances. Eligible appliances include refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers and freezers. The rebates are available to residential customers who are replacing older appliances or buying new appliances for the first time. In order to qualify for the rebate, Energy Star documentation and a proof of purchase receipt are required. An additional $50 dollar rebate is available to customers who properly recycle their old refrigerators and freezers.