The Etowah County Commission has made a major commitment to Goodyear. The commission pledged $3 million to Goodyear over the next 10 years if the plant in Gadsden continues to employ at least 1,400. The money is part of a local commitment for the plant’s 2007 expansion, according to commission President Tim Choate, and not any potential future expansion. The county will pay Goodyear $150,000 annually in years one through five of the agreement, and $450,000 annually in years six through 10. The commission hopes that Goodyear will consider Gadsden for future capital investment.