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Ready for Development!

Gateway West Commerce Park is a shovel-ready development, owned by Rutherford County and developed for high quality advanced manufacturing, automotive and technology opportunities. Over 17 acres are pre-graded and available to reduce time, risk and cost for your project. Click here for more information.

Latest Highlights

April 22, 2016

CMI Enterprises, Inc to Expand Operations in Rutherford County

Forest City, NC – Governor Pat McCrory announced on April 21, 2016 that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved, under the state’s Community Development Block Grant program, a grant in the amount of $600,000 in support of the reuse of a building in Forest City by CMI Enterprises, Inc...

April 21, 2016

US Precision Construction, LLC Selects Rutherford County

Forest City, NC – On April 21, 2016 Governor Pat McCrory announced that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved, under the State’s Building Reuse program, a $500,000 grant awarded to Rutherford County to support the reuse of the manufacturing building located at 2015 Hwy 221 South in Forest City by US Precision Construction, LLC...

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