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Economic Investment Fund (EIF) awarded $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County

December 19, 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 $15,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. The grant funds will be utilized to support workforce development efforts through the Made in Henderson County program. “The Community Foundation continues to ...read more

Local Henderson County outdoor gear maker LightHeart Gear recognized as ‘2019 Small Business of the Year’

December 10, 2019

This past Monday, the 24th annual Small Business of the Year ceremony was held by Business North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Each year, they recognize the contributions that small businesses make to our state’s economy by honoring a company that has gone above and beyond in running a successful small business. For 2019, that ...read more

Why Henderson County: Site Selection 101

December 6, 2019

Ever wonder the process for bringing a new manufacturer to town or helping an existing manufacturer expand? In our line of work, we like to make it simple. However, the process of selecting the perfect site is far from simple. Choosing the perfect place to locate a new manufacturing operation is often one of the ...read more

BIG Adventures and Bonafide Kayaks Announce Merger

November 4, 2019

BIG Adventures, makers of the kayak brands Liquidlogic and Native Watercraft announced the merger of their business late last week with Bonafide Kayaks. The merger will involve expansion and investment into the Fletcher, NC facility where the Liquidlogic and Native brands are currently manufactured. The merger will create at least ten new jobs at the ...read more

Photo Gallery – the Partnership’s 2019 Annual Event

October 31, 2019

Here’s a visual recap of the night ...read more

Here’s a treat: the Henderson County Partnership just had their 2019 Annual Event

Here’s a recap. It felt like the first official night of fall when the Partnership hosted their annual event on Thursday, October 17th. The air was crisp and cool as the buzz of 25 years-worth of economic development passed across everyone’s lips. And what better way to celebrate all the wins over the years at ...read more

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