Mason County leaders said the business growth coming with the massive steel mill on the way will be life-changing. NUCOR corporate leaders say their $3 billion steel mill will need 2,000 construction workers to build and 800 teammates to operate.
John Musgrave, executive director of the Mason County Development Authority, said the demand for land increases by the day. He said one out-of-state housing construction company has purchased 20 acres for an upscale subdivision.
“This is a gentleman that’s been building out in San Francisco,” Musgrave said. “He’s a West Virginia native, and he was moving back here when he heard what was going on. He’s putting in a subdivision of some upper price range of homes, and then they’re going to do some moderate homes.”