Regional Sewers Stitch Together a Training Academy: Providing for the Future of the WNC Sewing Industry
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
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!
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
Apprenticeship is coming!
Soon, Made in Henderson County.com will be home to the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship Program! Be on the look out for program information, event dates and the official application. Application period opens January 31st and runs through April 1st. Applications will also be available at all Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship events. +++ Through ...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
Photos from our 2018 Annual Event – A Mountain Made Showcase!
We had so much fun at our Mountain Made Showcase October 25. Around 275 people attended and we were able to feature over 80 different manufacturers located in Henderson County! Hopefully everyone learned something new! ...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