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🚧 Major Industry Expansion in Gaston County



Gaston County appears to be nearing a deal to pave the way for a large existing-industry expansion at several facilities across that area.


The Gaston County Board of Commissioners last week approved incentives for Project Miami, the expansion's code name.

  • The project calls for an unnamed company to invest $19.2 million to enhance four existing facilities in Gaston County.

  • Project Miami would create 190 jobs over the next two years, county documents show.

  • Those jobs would pay an average annual wage of $54,942.

The exact nature of the company's operations is unclear, but the investment would be made to expand its manufacturing and distribution capabilities, documents show.


Alisha Summey, assistant director of the Gaston County Economic Development Commission, said the county and state are still working with Project Miami to finalize details. Summey told county commissioners last week that the investment would include "substantial upgrades to their existing buildings plus new machinery and equipment.”


By the numbers: The total value of the county incentives was not immediately disclosed. The commissioners approved a level-two incentives grant for Project Miami.

  • Project Miami joins a crowded manufacturing pipeline in Gaston County.

  • The area has seen significant success at Apple Creek Corporate Center, which is located between Gastonia and Dallas.

  • That county-led industrial park recently saw Häns Kissle Co. open its new operations.

And Project Miami was not the only industrial project to win incentives approval last week. The commissioners also gave their nod to incentives for Crescent Communities to develop a 184,600-square-foot industrial building off Industrial Pike Road in Gastonia.

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