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The Partnership Launches New Marketing Campaign

November 10, 2022

Henderson County, NC – Since 2020, businesses across the nation have felt the effects of the recent decline in labor force participation. While the US labor force participation rate has been declining for more than two decades, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the decrease. Though there has been a slight recovery since, workforce issues remain a top ...read more

Partnership celebrates 10 years of Made in Henderson County on National Manufacturing Day

October 7, 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022 Henderson County, NC – In honor of National Manufacturing Day, Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (HCPED), Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS), and three existing industries in Henderson County (Kimberly Clark, Linamar Light Metals, and Meritor) hosted industry tours for 25 high school juniors and seniors. National Manufacturing Day is held ...read more

Blue Ridge Commerce Center Groundbreaking

October 6, 2022

Thursday, October 6th, 2022 Henderson County, N.C. – As the need for pad-ready industrial sites continues to rise, today Henderson County celebrated the official groundbreaking for the new Blue Ridge Commerce Center. The 65-acre industrial park is an $80 million project that includes 4 buildings and over 630,000 square feet of Class A industrial development. ...read more

Emtelle’s First U.S. Manufacturing Facility to be Located in Fletcher, NC

September 26, 2022

Fletcher, NC – Record demand from North American customers means a local expansion for Scottish company, Emtelle. In operation since 1980, Emtelle is a global manufacturer of pre-connectorized, blown fiber cable and employs more than 700 people across its seven worldwide manufacturing facilities. The company has announced an expansion of its operations into the Town ...read more

Cummins-Meritor Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary with $41 Million Expansion and 40 Added Jobs

September 21, 2022

Henderson County, NC – Cummins-Meritor, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, announced plans to further invest in its Henderson County location. Since opening its doors in 1982, Meritor established itself as an integral part of the local economy by providing high-quality, high-paying careers to Henderson ...read more

The Partnership Celebrates the Legacy of Manufacturing in Henderson County

September 16, 2022

HENDERSON COUNTY, NC – For over a century, manufacturing has served as the backbone of our local economy, providing high-quality jobs for citizens and millions of dollars in taxable investment. Today, more than 130 local industrial companies employ 12% of the county’s workforce and accounts for around 30% of the county’s tax revenue. In other ...read more

4 Digital Tools to The Partnership’s Success in FY 2022-2023

August 15, 2022

There is no debate that technology has changed the landscape of economic development. Year after year, economic development organizations across the nation have adapted their approach to meet businesses where they are. The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development continues to stay ahead of its competition by embracing this change and this new fiscal year ...read more

North Carolina Comes Out on Top in 2022

July 29, 2022

Henderson County, NC – This month brought exciting news for the business community in North Carolina, with the state being highlighted for its success in two national publications. First up, CNBC released its 2022 list of America’s Top States for Business, with North Carolina coming in first place. CNBC used a scoring system based on ...read more

Haynes Wire Leans into Sustainability Efforts

June 29, 2022

Henderson County, NC – Haynes Wire, located in Mountain Home, has installed a 1-megawatt solar fixed, ground mount array system at its facility to reduce the dependence on nonrenewable energy sources. The facility is a long-time manufacturer in Henderson County and has been providing high-quality, stable jobs to Henderson County residents for over twenty years. ...read more

HCPED Announces New Personnel

March 7, 2022

The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members: Emily Martin (left) and Blake Moyer (right).  A familiar face to economic development in North Carolina, Emily Crowley Martin, will be starting as the Director of Business Development effective April 1st. In her role, Emily will be responsible ...read more