Who We Are

The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (HCPED) is a public/private partnership that serves as the professional economic development organization for Henderson County. The Partnership works to: attract and retain quality jobs; solicit new business compatible with the assets and values of Henderson County; promote Henderson County’s business image; assist expansion and retention of existing companies; and enhance Henderson County’s overall quality of life.

Our Goals

Assist Existing Business

Most opportunities for job development come from existing companies. HCPED is dedicated to serving as an advocate and a resource for local businesses wishing to expand. We continue to work closely with government, community organizations and local educators to create an atmosphere in which existing industry can continue to prosper.

Attract New Business

Quality of life is important to all residents of Henderson County. HCPED is committed to recruiting businesses whose values and work ethics are compatible with Henderson County’s business environment. We work closely with the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina,Carolina West (7-county sub-regional group), and with Henderson County to recruit new business to the area.

Attract and Retain Quality Jobs

It is our objective to develop new business and expand existing business, so that all of our citizens can share in the economic gain. This includes working to attract companies that will provide better than average salaries and benefits for their employees, and those industries that are willing to make a long-term commitment to Henderson County.

Promote Business Image

It is the function of HCPED to market and promote Henderson County as a profitable and attractive community for businesses wishing to relocate or expand.