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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

Regional Sewers Stitch Together a Training Academy: Providing for the Future of the WNC Sewing Industry

July 19, 2019

There is truth to the old saying about “strength in numbers” at least when it comes to developing a training program from scratch. As textiles manufacturing has enjoyed a resurgence in North Carolina, the need for a robust training curriculum to support the next generation of sewers has become more pressing. This is particularly the ...read more

Visitors’ Guide to Hendersonville: Something for Everyone

June 28, 2019

When it comes to finding the best location for your business, we know that a part of your research and discovery involves getting a taste of the local culture and lifestyle. It’s a part of our mission at the Partnership to welcome guests to Henderson County and to help ensure that your time here is ...read more

The First-Ever Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship is Making Strides!

June 17, 2019

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