Month: March 2020

NC Rapid Recovery

September 23, 2020

Dear rural partners, We have exciting news to share. Following the most recent pandemic recovery legislation, signed by the Governor last week, the NC Rural Center continues to support our state’s small businesses and family farms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic through the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program. As this pandemic persists ...read more

R&D Plastics and Mavidon Locate to Henderson County

September 21, 2020

Henderson County, NC Monday- September 21, 2020 Henderson County’s robust manufacturing sector grew this summer as R&D Plastics and Mavidon both located to the East Flat Rock area after identifying buildings to accommodate their expanding businesses. R&D Plastics which specializes in state-of-the-art plastic injection molding, has been in business in the region for over 30 ...read more

Get Outside- Outdoor Recreation in Henderson County

September 2, 2020

It is really hot outside and what better way to cool off than to hit the trails in one of our numerous areas for public, outdoor recreation. Henderson County is flanked to the north by Pisgah National Forest, to the west by DuPont State Recreational Forest and to the east by the Hickory Nut Gap ...read more

Apprentices Sign Contracts for MIHC Apprenticeship Program Year Two

August 12, 2020

Ten former students from Henderson County high schools signed contracts with four advanced manufacturing companies this afternoon, as part of the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship Program. The Signing Day event, typically held prior to graduation at each high school, was held electronically due to COVID-19. During a spring fraught with cancellations, postponements and constant ...read more

Partnership launches new Target Market Analysis

July 27, 2020

All good things must come to an end. After nearly two decades of utilizing the Lockwood Greene Master Economic Development plan as the guiding force as economic development in Henderson County, the Board of Directors decided during their August 2019 planning retreat that an update was in order. While the foundation of the plan served ...read more

Partnership Announces new “Starting Line Up”

June 25, 2020

While COVID interrupted most professional sports, we at the Partnership are still developing our game plan and conditioning for the year ahead. We are excited to announce some changes to our “starting line-up” as we continue to develop staff to focus on our mission: The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Inc. is the professional ...read more

Re-Opening After COVID-19: Strategies and Resources

May 6, 2020

Phase II – Effective May 22, 2020: Stay at Home order is lifted to move to a Safer at Home recommendation, especially for people at high risk for serious illness. Teleworking is still encouraged where possible. Phase I – effective May 8, 2020: Governor Cooper has removed the “essential” vs. “non-essential” designation, so all manufacturers ...read more

Essential Businesses: Why Manufacturing is So Important in Henderson County

April 7, 2020

It is an understatement to say that we are facing some difficult times right now. Everyone in our community is faced with uncharted territory as we all attempt to navigate the present in the hopes of securing, or at the very least stabilizing, our future. In light of the dark, it is humbling to see ...read more

Update on COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Latest Updates (updated 5/4/2020) Henderson County Companies Producing PPE: Company Product Ordering Process Arrowood Mechanical Face Shields (multi-use) Bill McLaws [email protected] Survival Innovations Masks and Level 1, 2 gowns Mark Trexler [email protected] Manual Woodworkers Masks [email protected] Carolina Textile District Masks, Gowns, Accessories https://www.carolinatextiledistrictppe.com/collections/masks-gowns-and-accessories Dogwood Health Trust: Regional Resources CovidWNC.org Need Help with Childcare? Click here ...read more

Downtown Hendersonville Welcomes Newly Renovated Historic Building: 101 East Allen Street

March 12, 2020

For decades, a 1970s façade brick building graced the corner of King and Allen Street in Hendersonville, NC. What once was an auto dealer, then mill, then typewriter manufacturer, then school system storage sat vacant and collected dust as busy commuters traveled King Street forgetting the history that once was. Dust has been flying about ...read more