Month: February 2015

RAUMEDIC AG Selects Henderson County, Creating 172 Jobs

February 24, 2015

Mills River, NC – Strong economic activity and a late 2014 spike in client visits to Henderson County, included the introduction of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (HCPED) to a new opportunity called Project Granite. The company was in search for a 60,000 sf building to locate their first US manufacturing facility, but… read more

JDIG Imperative to Compete for Jobs

February 20, 2015

The NC Justice Center’s report, “Picking Losers: Why the majority of North Carolina’s incentive projects end in failure,” is, at best, incredibly biased. The following response is from Ben Teague, Executive Director of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County and Andrew Tate, President & CEO of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development. THE… read more

Project Sharp Site Selection Exercise Recap

February 5, 2015

Continuing on the theme of offering a behind the scenes look at economic development, the Investors Update Lunch on Friday, January 30th gave Presidential and Patron members a glimpse at the Request for Proposal process. Attendees were immersed in a condensed process of responding to a faux RFP called Project Sharp, including developing a proposal… read more