Why Incentives Matter

July 1, 2024

Incentive policies are essential tools for driving economic growth and revitalization, especially in more rural developing regions such as Henderson County. These policies, which often include tax incentives, grants, and subsidies, are designed to attract businesses to our region. What are incentive policies and why are they so important for our community? Incentive policies are more

The Partnership’s Annual Forum 2024

June 3, 2024

Over 100 members, manufacturers, and elected officials joined us on May 14th for the annual Forum. Taking the stage was Jennifer Pharr Davis. Davis, a native of Henderson County, shared how her time breaking hiking records on the Appalachian Trail can be applied to business. Davis shared that she feels fortunate that her hometown of more

Spring Investors Update Event Recap

May 23, 2024

The Partnership held its regular Spring Investors Update event on April 9th at Sierra Nevada – featuring a discussion about electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, and professional & technical services in our county. The Partnership offers two Investor Update Events per year for the organization’s top level investors.  Crystal Morphis, Founder and CEO of Creative Economic Development Consulting traveled west more

NC Department of Transportation Update

April 16, 2024

At the February Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development Board of Directors meeting, Troy Wilson, District Engineer with NC Department of Transportation gave a short update about ongoing projects in our county and overall changes at NCDOT. You can always view active projects online. Of note for our industry partners, a few key projects were mentioned: more

Fletcher, NC Manufacturing Building Brings Name Brands to Property

December 20, 2023

Fletcher, North Carolina – After the successful leasing of more than two-thirds of our manufacturing building, we are thrilled to announce an exciting transformation for the remaining space at Quality Point, situated at 1 Quality Way, Fletcher, NC. The final manufacturing area has been reimagined into three distinct build-to-suit opportunities, ranging from 14,500 to 17,500 more

2023 HCPED Annual Event

October 2, 2023

The 2023 Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (Partnership) Annual Event was held on Thursday, September 14th at Camp Greystone. Camp Greystone generously hosted nearly 300 people under a perfect autumn sky. The theme of the evening was Rooted, a focus on industries who have grown here, time and time again. The 2022-2023 fiscal year more

North Carolina is #1

August 11, 2023

ICYMI: mid-July CNBC released “America’s Top State for Business 2023” and North Carolina landed on top yet again. It is rare for a State to win back-to-back years, but through 86 metrics in 10 categories, North Carolina prevailed. Henderson County even got some screen time during the report: Henderson County resident, Coach Roy Williams, opened the more

The Partnership Welcomes New Vice President Jamie Justus

May 24, 2023

We would like to formally introduce HCPED’s newly announced Vice President, Jamie Justus. Jamie is a native of Western North Carolina and has been in Henderson County since he was 12. He has many ties to the community and knowledge of the area and as he shared with us, “understands the landscape, people and, culture more

Secrets Don’t Make Friends: Why Project Names Are Important

March 1, 2023

Project 40. Project Orange. Project Eifel. Project Expo. These are the code names of recently announced economic development projects in Henderson County. But, what’s in a name? “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, right? So, why so secretive? Why does The Partnership refer to companies and their corresponding projects as what more

Former Continental Facility Welcomes First Manufacturing Tenant, Bringing 92 New Jobs and $35M+ to Henderson County

February 22, 2023

Henderson County, NC – Henderson County’s tech and manufacturing cluster continues to grow with the recent announcement from Tageos. As a global leader in the design and manufacturing of RFID (radio-frequency identification)  inlays and tags, Tageos will open its first US manufacturing facility in the former Continental Automotive Systems building (now called Quality Point). The company is headquartered more