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Grant Approved For Caldwell County Park

The Appalachian Regional Commission recently announced the approval of a $513,425 grant for the Caldwell County’s Evergreene Industrial Park in Sawmills. In a news release, Caldwell County Board of Commissioners Chairman Randy Church said “Since 2021, the county has been working with the Town of Sawmills to develop the Evergreene Park. 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. Church also said as they install infrastructure on the site, their Economic Development team will be working to recruit companies to call the Evergreene Park home.

In addition to ARC funds, local sources will provide $513,425, bringing the total project funding to $1,026,850. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) 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