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GF Linamar Awarded LEED Silver

September 12, 2018

In August, GF Linamar’s new die-casting facility in Mills River, NC was certified LEED Silver by the US Green Building Council. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. To receive the… read more

The Partnership Awarded Community Foundation Grant

August 30, 2018

  The Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County Brittany Brady [email protected] For Immediate Release August 30, 2018 Henderson County, NC-   The Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County (EIF), an affiliate of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, has been awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. The grant… read more

Lassonde Pappas is having a Job Fair!

August 2, 2018

State of Our Workforce: Western NC Analysis has launched!

July 20, 2018

The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, in collaboration with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, the North Carolina Chamber Foundation, the Economic Development Partnership of NC, and the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board have joined to Study Regional Workforce and Employment Challenges   The State of Our Workforce: Western NC Analysis has launched as a… read more

Local sustainable manufacturer, Gaia Herbs, is growing roots while staying green in Henderson County with a $12.2M investment

July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018 Even in today’s economy, community supporters should still get excited about manufacturers choosing to grow in Henderson County. Even more so when that company brings both a benefit to the workforce coupled with a sustainable focus. All-natural products, like the ones Gaia Herbs produces, are changing the game. After receiving incentives from… read more

Next Generation Network (NGN): Regional Broadband Survey

June 19, 2018

How does internet service impact your business? The Land of Sky Regional Council is conducting a West Next Generation Network (NGN) Broadband survey for all residents and businesses of Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties, to develop a better understanding of broadband coverage in the region. Results will be used to develop infrastructure deployment… read more

2018 Industrial Executives Forum Recap

June 6, 2018

With millennials now making up a third of the work force and the post-millennials (those born after 1996) now of working age, some industries and businesses are reaching out for new ways to retain these younger generations. On the morning of Wednesday, May 30th the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development hosted the 2018 Industrial… read more

Kimberly-Clark to Expand Production in Henderson County Nonwovens Plant

May 22, 2018

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved $30 million for expansion and improvements to its nonwovens manufacturing facility in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The plant produces nonwoven materials for Kimberly-Clark’s North American adult and feminine care brands including Depend, Poise and U by Kotex. The two-year project will focus on expanding the plant’s production capacity and efficiency, and is… read more

2018 Industrial Executive Forum- RSVP Now!

May 16, 2018

We look forward to seeing many of you at the 2018 Industrial Executives Forum on Wednesday, May 30th from 8:00-11:30am at the Blue Ridge Conference Hall in the TED Center at Blue Ridge Community College. For those of you who have not RSVP’d, the forum’s key purpose is to provide the opportunity for leadership from… read more

Blue Ridge Community College and Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development to Host Made in Henderson County Advanced Manufacturing Job Fair on Monday, April 30

April 9, 2018

Hendersonville, N.C. – Blue Ridge Community College and Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development will host the Made in Henderson County Advanced Manufacturing Job Fair on Monday, April 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall, located at 49 East Campus Drive in Flat Rock. More than 30 manufacturing companies… read more