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Morganton Receives $1M Building Reuse Grant

September 29, 2017

The Morganton City Council is just one vote away from approving a critical step in the upfit and expansion project at Continental’s Morganton facility. The city says it has received the $1 million building reuse grant from the state for which it applied earlier in the year. The item of business will come up for a vote at Monday’s regularly scheduled council meeting in the council chambers at city hall at 6 p.m. On that same agenda item, the council will vote to enter into a $25,000 contract with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments to administer the building reuse grant and make a necessary budget amendment to receive half the administration costs from Burke County, which also is a partner in the project. Continental announced the expansion in April and in May, the city and county entered into an economic development incentive grant agreement with the company. In addition to the building reuse grant, the state is expected to contribute a job development incentive grant to the project.

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