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The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is currently overseeing a significant site development project in the Alexander Industrial Park. The project will result in a 16-acre graded construction pad which will be marketed as a rail site to be serviced by the Alexander Railroad Company. Following two rounds of bidding earlier this year, a construction contract was awarded to Mountain Crest LLC. Grading is currently underway and should be finished by the end of 2022.
The project is funded by grants from the Golden Leaf Foundation which is providing $632,412 and by the North Carolina Railroad Company which is providing an additional $500,000. Alexander County EDC director David Icenhour says the two grants are absolutely critical in proceeding with the project. He also said to have any chance of attracting new jobs and investment to the county, they must have quality industrial sites. The fact that this site has all the required utilities and will be rail-served, gives the county an extra advantage.
Icenhour also noted the long-standing working partnership among the EDC, Alexander County Government, and the Alexander Railroad Company. For more information about the Alexander Industrial Park and the new site development, contact David Icenhour at email@example.com or (828) 352-7755.[Story and photo courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]