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SBA to Host ‘Rural Strong: North Carolina’ @ Blue Ridge Community College

October 11, 2019

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2019 Made in Henderson County Tours

October 9, 2019

Students explore advanced manufacturing career opportunities on Manufacturing Day Hendersonville, NC – The 2019 Made in Henderson County (MIHC) Tours took place on National Manufacturing Day, Friday, Oct. 4, throughout Henderson County. The MIHC tours are an annual collaboration of local schools’ Career & Technical Education programs and workforce development initiatives. This year the tours ...read more

Made in Henderson County Receives Grant from Local Businesses

August 13, 2019

The Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County (EIF), an affiliate of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, has been awarded a grant of $500 from the Horizon Heating & Air Community Fund and Hannah Flanagan’s Community Charitable Fund through the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Inc. The grant will be utilized to enhance the ...read more

Smartrac Positioned for Local Expansion

August 5, 2019

On January 7, 2019, Smartrac Technology Fletcher Inc. approached the County Commissioners for incentive support explaining the high potential to expand its manufacturing premises in Henderson County. On January 14, 2019 the same growth story was shared with the Town of Fletcher. Incentives are typically approved for existing manufacturers as a way to encourage local ...read more

Regional Sewers Stitch Together a Training Academy: Providing for the Future of the WNC Sewing Industry

July 19, 2019

There is truth to the old saying about “strength in numbers” at least when it comes to developing a training program from scratch. As textiles manufacturing has enjoyed a resurgence in North Carolina, the need for a robust training curriculum to support the next generation of sewers has become more pressing. This is particularly the ...read more

Visitors’ Guide to Hendersonville: Something for Everyone

June 28, 2019

When it comes to finding the best location for your business, we know that a part of your research and discovery involves getting a taste of the local culture and lifestyle. It’s a part of our mission at the Partnership to welcome guests to Henderson County and to help ensure that your time here is ...read more

The First-Ever Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship is Making Strides!

June 17, 2019

The very first Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship Program launched this Spring for Henderson County Public Schools graduating seniors. After a lot of community exposure and education on the program details, applications rolled in and nineteen students ended up being accepted into the program, set to begin this Fall.  Following a brainstorming session on how ...read more

2019 Industrial Executives Forum – Economic Outlook

April 4, 2019

Rest assured – the economy of Henderson County is in great shape and growing! The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development held its annual Industrial Executives Forum yesterday, April 3rd, where the focus was providing an economic outlook, from both a local and global perspective. Nearly 150 local area manufacturers, elected officials, and investors in ...read more

Investors Update 2019: Legislative Q&A

January 15, 2019

As 2019 begins there have been many changes taking place within the local and national economy. Of these changes includes the regular session for local legislators. The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development invited local legislators Senator Chuck Edwards and Representative Chuck McGrady to the Henderson County Historic Courthouse on January 15th to answer questions ...read more

Three Henderson County municipalities seeking citizen input regarding the need for expanded broadband service

November 15, 2018

Since 2016, the municipalities of Fletcher, Hendersonville and Laurel Park have been active participants in a regional initiative focused on stimulating the deployment of broadband (high speed internet) networks in Western North Carolina. WestNGN’s goal is to encourage private sector providers to deliver ultra-fast internet speeds at highly affordable prices to ensure our region remains ...read more