Caldwell County receives grant for Evergreene Industrial ParkOct 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 ARC.gov.
Source: Caldwell County
Pictured: ARC Community Economic Development Planner Kyle Case awards grant at the Caldwell Commerce Center grand reopening.