Project Chrysalis

County of Rutherford
Program Area:
Economic Catalyst Program
County of Applicant:

The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to Rutherford County for public infrastructure improvements to help locate Horsehead Corporation, a zinc recycling company, in the County. Golden LEAF funds would be used to build a bridge on a public right-of-way that would replace an existing overpass that is too narrow for the existing rail and a needed siding track that is to be added. The company also considered sites in Tennessee and Illinois. The project would result in the creation of 206 jobs-179 hourly positions averaging $36,000 annually and 27 salaried positions averaging $52,000 annually for a blended average of $38,097, plus benefits, compared to the county average of $28,392.

Ms. Paula Roach289 North Main StreetRutherfordton, North Carolina 28139(828) 287-6348
Areas Served:

Any project more than a couple of years old may not reflect current Board priorities.
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