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HCPED Launches Strategies to Support Workforce Recruitment

April 20, 2021

Henderson County, NC- Many manufacturers across Henderson County are looking for skilled talent. The current unemployment rate (4.9%) is dropping close to pre-pandemic levels (3.1%) and there are a wide variety of manufacturing careers available with local industry. In an effort to connect job seekers with meaningful employment, the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development ...read more

Reasons We’re Celebrating the Year 2020

December 22, 2020

Henderson County, NC – What a year! While 2020 was riddled with a lot of frustrating moments and a new way to doing life, it was still full of moments to celebrate. And if there ever was a year for economic developers to roll up their sleeves – it was 2020. The year highlighted the ...read more

Low Impact Technologies Selects Henderson County For First Manufacturing Facility

December 16, 2020

Henderson County, NC – A cutting-edge manufacturer of renewable energy equipment, Low Impact Technologies (LIT), announced today its first manufacturing facility in Henderson County, North Carolina. The company plans to invest $5,000,000 in new machinery and $150,000 in improvements to an existing 30,000 square foot building in the Town of Fletcher. By 2025, the company ...read more

Jabil Healthcare Selects Henderson County, NC for New Manufacturing Facility

December 7, 2020

Hendersonville, NC – The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development announced today that Henderson County, North Carolina, will be home to a new manufacturing facility for Jabil Healthcare, a division of Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) and the largest global manufacturing solutions provider in the healthcare industry. The company expects to invest $38 million into the ...read more

Historic Three-Party Agreement Made to Promote Economic Development in Henderson County

November 19, 2020

Henderson County, NC – In an effort to provide suitable land for industrial development, an agreement between Henderson County, City of Hendersonville, and Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County (EIF) has been finalized to purchase 41 acres of land in southeast Henderson County. The site is an industrial zoned property at Garrison Lane between Upward ...read more

NC Rapid Recovery

September 23, 2020

Dear rural partners, We have exciting news to share. Following the most recent pandemic recovery legislation, signed by the Governor last week, the NC Rural Center continues to support our state’s small businesses and family farms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic through the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program. As this pandemic persists ...read more

R&D Plastics and Mavidon Locate to Henderson County

September 21, 2020

Henderson County, NC Monday- September 21, 2020 Henderson County’s robust manufacturing sector grew this summer as R&D Plastics and Mavidon both located to the East Flat Rock area after identifying buildings to accommodate their expanding businesses. R&D Plastics which specializes in state-of-the-art plastic injection molding, has been in business in the region for over 30 ...read more

Get Outside- Outdoor Recreation in Henderson County

September 2, 2020

It is really hot outside and what better way to cool off than to hit the trails in one of our numerous areas for public, outdoor recreation. Henderson County is flanked to the north by Pisgah National Forest, to the west by DuPont State Recreational Forest and to the east by the Hickory Nut Gap ...read more

Apprentices Sign Contracts for MIHC Apprenticeship Program Year Two

August 12, 2020

Ten former students from Henderson County high schools signed contracts with four advanced manufacturing companies this afternoon, as part of the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship Program. The Signing Day event, typically held prior to graduation at each high school, was held electronically due to COVID-19. During a spring fraught with cancellations, postponements and constant ...read more

Partnership launches new Target Market Analysis

July 27, 2020

All good things must come to an end. After nearly two decades of utilizing the Lockwood Greene Master Economic Development plan as the guiding force as economic development in Henderson County, the Board of Directors decided during their August 2019 planning retreat that an update was in order. While the foundation of the plan served ...read more