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Update on COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Latest Updates (updated 4/3/2020) Henderson County Stay at Home Order: Click here. Essential Businesses For additional guidance from NCDOR on essential business, click here. Is my business is critical? The CISA has developed a list of Critical Infrastructure here. Metals, machinery, electrical/component, transportation, food/beverage, medical manufacturing are all critical. Critical operations like payroll, maintenance, warehouse ...read more

Downtown Hendersonville Welcomes Newly Renovated Historic Building: 101 East Allen Street

March 12, 2020

For decades, a 1970s façade brick building graced the corner of King and Allen Street in Hendersonville, NC. What once was an auto dealer, then mill, then typewriter manufacturer, then school system storage sat vacant and collected dust as busy commuters traveled King Street forgetting the history that once was. Dust has been flying about ...read more

University Resources for Manufacturers

March 4, 2020

The Partnership hosted a regional university meeting to discuss employer services, resources, and recruitment opportunities Four-year universities can be major contributors to regional economic development and offer a wide variety of resources for employers that go well beyond providing access to skilled workforce. On February 24, 2020, the Partnership held a lunch-and-learn at the NC ...read more

America’s Most Beautiful Industrial Park: Ferncliff

February 14, 2020

When you think of picturesque western NC, vast mountains sprinkled with shades of green and blue are as far as the eye can see. When you think of an industrial park, there’s typically a slightly different image that comes to mind. Here in Henderson County, we have combined the two to offer an industrial park ...read more

It’s Year Two for the Made in Henderson County Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

February 7, 2020

The Apprenticeship Program Launches This Spring for Graduating High School Seniors and Adults. HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2020) – 2019 marked the first year of the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship Program, where 21 Henderson County graduating seniors were accepted into the program. Through an ongoing partnership with Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS), Blue ...read more

Economic Investment Fund (EIF) awarded $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County

December 19, 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 $15,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. The grant funds will be utilized to support workforce development efforts through the Made in Henderson County program. “The Community Foundation continues to ...read more

Local Henderson County outdoor gear maker LightHeart Gear recognized as ‘2019 Small Business of the Year’

December 10, 2019

This past Monday, the 24th annual Small Business of the Year ceremony was held by Business North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Each year, they recognize the contributions that small businesses make to our state’s economy by honoring a company that has gone above and beyond in running a successful small business. For 2019, that ...read more

Why Henderson County: Site Selection 101

December 6, 2019

Ever wonder the process for bringing a new manufacturer to town or helping an existing manufacturer expand? In our line of work, we like to make it simple. However, the process of selecting the perfect site is far from simple. Choosing the perfect place to locate a new manufacturing operation is often one of the ...read more

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