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Three Henderson County municipalities seeking citizen input regarding the need for expanded broadband service

November 15, 2018

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!

November 5, 2018

We had so much fun at our Mountain Made Showcase October 25. We had around 275 attendees and were able to feature over 80 different manufacturers located in Henderson County! Hopefully everyone learned something new!

2018 Annual Event: Mountain Made Product Showcase

October 25, 2018

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

October 5, 2018

  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

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