Perdue launches recovery website

RALEIGH is a guide to services of the newly created Office of Economic Recovery & Investment. It allows visitors to track federal recovery funds in North Carolina, as well as learn about local contract and grant opportunities.

"I am committed to providing the people of North Carolina with a simple-to-navigate guide that is efficient, transparent and accountable,” Perdue said in a statement emailed to the media. “I want the people of North Carolina to understand exactly how the money will be used to put North Carolina back to work.”

The federal recovery package means about $6.1 billion in direct aid to North Carolina to create jobs and to rebuild and expand the state's infrastructure.

It also provides for targeted federal tax cuts, additional grants from federal agencies and direct funding to local governments for specific federal programs in North Carolina.

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