County approves Foreign Trade Zone application

Eckler elected chair; Holland named vice-chair
Dec. 02, 2013 @ 08:13 PM

Rutherford County may become part of a Foreign Trade Zone.

Monday, the Rutherford County Commission approved allowing the county to join the application process to join an alternative site-managment framework (ASF) application for a new Foreign Trade Zone that will encompass 17 counties surrounding the Charlotte area.

Prior to the decision, commissioners elected Bill Eckler as the Commission chairman and Eddie Holland as the vice-chairman.

Eckler served as the chairman in 2011 prior to outgoing chairman Julius Owens.