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This grant provides funding to the City of Shelby to construct new sewer infrastructure to serve the Cleveland County-owned Washburn Switch Industrial Park. The new infrastructure will allow Project Grizzly to expand its operation in the county, constructing a new manufacturing facility in the park. Project Grizzly will create 175 new jobs with an average annual wage of $41,061, compared to the county average of $36,608, over the next three years. The company is also expected to make a $330 million capital investment. The company considered whether to locate the expansion in North Carolina or in Idaho. The sewer infrastructure will also have the capacity to serve other existing businesses in the area and other businesses that locate in the park. Golden LEAF funds will be used for improvements to the sewer collection system.