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WNC industry recruiter to head Appalachian agency

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Scott Hamilton, president and CEO of AdvantageWest, has been appointed executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Washington-based agency that promotes economic development in Appalachia. Hamilton starts the new job on Sept. 8.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

AdvantageWest honored for communications work

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AdvantageWest, the regional economic development partnership for Western North Carolina, won five awards for excellence in communications presented by the Southern Economic Development Council.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

State slashes AdvantageWest funding by 70%

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AdvantageWest, the industry-recruiting agency that serves 23 counties in Western North Carolina, plans to identify new revenue sources and use cash reserves to survive a 70 percent cut in state money.   Read Story »

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North Carolina News

AdvantageWest CEO defends agency targeted for elimination

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The CEO of AdvantageWest, the economic development agency that would be dissolved under legislation progressing in the state Senate, said the agency has been an effective and innovative business recruiter.   Read Story »

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North Carolina Business

Big grant to power biofuels development

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A group of Western North Carolina partners will receive a grant of $766,256 from the Biofuels Center to  advance the biofuels industry in the region, officials with AdvantageWest and the Biofuels Center of North   Read Story »

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