BELMONT, N.C. — Federal and state officials joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture North Carolina Rural Development in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday at the refurbished Belmont Public Works.
USDA officials say they invested $1.4 million to renovate the Belmont Public Works building, and improvements include a locker space, showers, restrooms, meeting/training space, break area, sign shop, and an added administration area and elevator.
Officials say a 2015 Community Facilities Direct Loan of $2.9 million provided additional funding to this project, as well as a $995,000 contribution from the city of Belmont.
“Belmont is a growing rural community in North Carolina,” said a representative from North Carolina USDA Rural Development. “This city is assuring they are equipped for their continued growth over the decades to come.”
Officials say USDA Rural Development helps provide loans and grants to expand economic opportunities and create jobs in the community.