Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Get in touch with questions and ideas. 

We welcome site selectors and developers to reach out for vital information about growing business in Henderson County!

330 North King Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Our team is small but powerful; allow us to introduce ourselves! 

We’ll serve as your connection to the resources you need to start or expand your business in Henderson County.

Brittany K. J. Brady


A native of Henderson County, Brittany is passionate about her community. With a background in place marketing, Brittany started with the Partnership in 2010 focused on marketing and business recruitment to ensure a sustained industrial base in Henderson County. When she is not marketing Henderson County, she is enjoying the many natural assets the region has to offer, traveling to new spaces, enjoying a show and spending time with family and friends.

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Burton Hodges

Industry Relations Director

Burton grew up in Charlotte, NC and after visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains all of his life, decided to make them home in 2011. Burton attended school at nearby Brevard College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Communications. His responsibility within the organization is maintaining relationships with existing employers and ensuring that they have the resources to grow and be successful in Henderson County. Burton is a live music enthusiast, knows his way around a kitchen, and can usually be found hiking on the weekends.

Chelsea Ward

Director of Marketing

Chelsea was originally born in Hendersonville but grew up outside of Charlotte, NC. Her family goes back many generations in calling Henderson County home and she recently moved back to the area to do the same. Chelsea comes from a marketing background spanning the last 7 years, where she has implemented various marketing techniques to increase business retention. She is looking forward to bringing some new ideas to the table for our combined goals of seeing Henderson County’s economy thrive. In her spare time, she enjoys all things food, spending time with friends and family, and discovering new things about this area she never knew existed.

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Victoria Todd

Administrative Assistant

Victoria hails from the small town of Lenoir, NC. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from UNC Greensboro and recently graduated from Catawba Valley Community College with an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design. New to the area, Victoria is eager to explore all that Henderson County has to offer. Outside of work, Victoria is an amateur gardener, a self-proclaimed foodie, and fitness fanatic.