The First-Ever Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship is very much underway!
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
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
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
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
2018 Annual Event: Mountain Made Product Showcase
2018 Annual Event: Mountain Made Product Showcase As people found their way into the conference hall at Blue Ridge Community College, they found themselves entering a room filled with multiple scenes depicting a home, a campsite, a roadway, and a medical room. From cables used in heart monitors to automotive components, each scene was bursting ...read more
Henderson County Celebrates Manufacturing Day
Henderson County, NC- Over 170 high school and middle school students from Henderson County Public Schools toured nine different manufacturing operations today as part of the Made in Henderson program. Participating students had the opportunity to learn more about the availability of advanced manufacturing careers in Henderson County as part of Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing ...read more
GF Linamar Awarded LEED Silver
In August, GF Linamar’s new die-casting facility in Mills River, NC was certified LEED Silver by the US Green Building Council. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. To receive the ...read more
The Partnership Awarded Community Foundation Grant
The Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County Brittany Brady [email protected] For Immediate Release August 30, 2018 Henderson County, NC- The Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County (EIF), an affiliate of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, has been awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. The grant ...read more
Lassonde Pappas is having a Job Fair!
State of Our Workforce: Western NC Analysis has launched!
The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, in collaboration with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, the North Carolina Chamber Foundation, the Economic Development Partnership of NC, and the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board have joined to Study Regional Workforce and Employment Challenges The State of Our Workforce: Western NC Analysis has launched as a ...read more