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Caldwell County receives grant for Evergreene Industrial Park

Oct 04, 2023 09:08AM ● By WNC Business

The Appalachian Regional Commission announced approval of a $513,425 grant for the county’s Evergreene Industrial Park in Sawmills. 

“Since 2021, the county has been working with the Town of Sawmills to develop the Evergreene Park,” said Caldwell County Board of Commissioners Chairman Randy Church. “And this grant is a significant contribution to the development  of that park in southern Caldwell County.” 

Specifically, grant funding will be used to extend water and sewer lines to the 30-acre site, which is envisioned to ultimately include five 50,000 square foot building pads. 

“As we install infrastructure on the site, our Economic Development team will be working to recruit companies to call the  Evergreene Park home,” said Church. “We look forward to seeing the park develop and bring industry to an economically  distressed area along our industrial and rail corridor.” 

In addition to ARC funds, local sources will provide $513,425, bringing the total project funding to $1,026,850. 

About the Appalachian Regional Commission:
The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state  governments focusing on 423 counties across the Appalachian region. ARC's mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to  build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia and help the region achieve socioeconomic  parity with the nation. More information is available at 
Source: Caldwell County

ARC Community Economic Development Planner Kyle Case awards grant at the Caldwell Commerce Center grand reopening.