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FY17-18 Partnership Board of Directors

August 2, 2017

As the 2017-2018 fiscal year kicks off, The Partnership for Economic Development is pleased to announce members of the Board of Directors for this year.  Our work is enabled by our investors, and is led by our Board of Directors who are passionate about Henderson County’s economic and employment future. Serving as Chair for the… read more

Mahindra Locates North American Sales HQ in Henderson County, NC

July 27, 2017

Hendersonville, NC: Mahindra Vehicle Sales and Service, Inc. (MVSS) announced their North American office headquarters today in Henderson County, North Carolina. Mahindra has an established reputation for their farm equipment brand in the US, and is gaining attention for their internationally-recognized presence in the automotive sector. The MVSS location will support planned growth as the… read more

Mechatronics Programs Awarded NCDPI Grant

July 12, 2017

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jul. 12, 2017) – Henderson County Public Schools’ and Blue Ridge Community College’s grant request of a total of $75,000 to enhance the Mechatronics career pathway in Henderson County has been fully funded by the N.C.Department of Public Instruction. With support from the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (HCPED), $50,000 was requested… read more

Summer Sale & Tent Event at The Oriole Mill!

June 15, 2017

The Oriole Mill will be hosting their inaugural Summer Sale & “Tent Event” at their historic textile mill outside of Downtown Hendersonville, on Friday, June 23rd from 10:00am-6:00pm and Saturday, June 24th from 8:00am-4:00pm. Come check out some of the finest Jacquard & dobby woven products in the world made right here in Henderson County… read more

Industrial Executives Forum – May 18th

May 10, 2017

On Thursday, May 18th you will have the opportunity to hear innovative ideas around the themes of product and workforce from 9 different speakers in a fast-paced setting.  The 2017 Industrial Executives Forum is focused on sharing great ideas that can either be replicated or repurposed in your business.  You’ll hear best practices and ideas… read more

Made in Henderson County Job Fair

May 4, 2017

The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development and Henderson County Public Schools co-hosted the first ever Made in Henderson County Job Fair focused on connecting high school seniors with local employment opportunities. 23 Henderson County manufacturers attended the fair to market 79 open positions that students with little work experience or applicable skillset would be… read more

5 Reasons to Attend the Industrial Executives Forum on May 18th!

May 3, 2017

We are looking forward to an incredible morning at the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development’s Industrial Executives Forum taking place on May 18th at the Bo Thomas Auditorium on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. We want to make sure you are there. Here are five reasons to RSVP today:  Networking: Join us… read more

Industrial Executives Forum on May 18th!

April 25, 2017

The Industrial Executives Forum will take place at the Bo Thomas Auditorium on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College.  Please RSVP to [email protected] no later than Thursday, May 11th. Tamara Snow, Director of Interior Systems and Technology with Continental, will be wrapping up our Industrial Executives Forum. Continental has been on the edge of… read more

Time to RSVP! HCPED Forum on May 18th!

April 17, 2017

As we focus on innovation and adaption at this year’s Industrial Executives Forum, it is important to understand geopolitics and the impacts to our local industry. Didi Caldwell, founding Principal with Global Location Strategies, will lay the foundation for our event as she dives into the influence of technology, demographics and policy on our local… read more

HCPED Industrial Executives Forum

April 5, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Brent Graves, President and CEO of Cane Creek Cycling Components, will be just one of our esteemed speakers for this year’s Industrial Executives Forum held on May 18th. Brent is no stranger to innovation. He has been in the bicycle industry since 1991 and has worked for manufacturers, distributors… read more