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Fletcher Business

Fletcher plant adding 70 employees

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Smartrac Technology Fletcher Inc., which won economic development incentives from Henderson County and the town of Fletcher in January, is adding nearly 70 more employees as part of a major expansion.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | industry | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Smartrac

Henderson County Business

County could land $19.6 million investment, 54 jobs

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A company that is considering locating in Henderson County would make a $19.6 million investment in plant construction and equipment and bring 54 new jobs paying an average wage of $41,693, according to a public hearing notice for an economic incentives request.   Read Story »

Tags: industry | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | manufacturing jobs | Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County Business

Ask Matt ... where factories could locate

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Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Ask Matt

Henderson County Business

BRCC, school system recognized as jobs recruiting 'Partners of the Year'

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The Partnership for Economic Development on Thursday night recognized Blue Ridge Community College and Henderson County Public Schools as the 2017-18 Partners of The Year for their innovative collaboration to support workforce development.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Brittany Jones Brady

Henderson County Business

TIGHT LABOR MARKET: Area has 2 jobs for every worker

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When Publix holds a jobs fair this weekend, the Florida-based supermarket chain will find that it’s hunting in a sparse field.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Brittany Jones Brady

Henderson County Business

Mills River OKs tax breaks for herbal supplement maker

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Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | manufacturing jobs | Gaia Farms

Henderson County Business

Bet on brewery paid big returns

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Some people criticized the Henderson County commissioners seven years ago when they agreed to tax incentives of more than a quarter-million dollars a year to recruit a prospect with the code name of Big Forest.   Read Story »

Tags: Sierra Nevada | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County News

Partnership for Economic Development names new president

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The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development has named Brittany Jones Brady, the jobs-creating agency's second-in-command, as president of the organization effective today.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County Business

Industry recruiters announce officers, new board members

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Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Andrew Tate

Henderson County News

County to take up incentives for 71 new factory jobs

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Two manufacturers are considering adding a total of 71 new jobs in exchange for economic development incentives over seven years.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County Business

Mills River may get plant employing 26 people

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Henderson County may be getting a new manufacturing plant that would employ 26 people after investing $3.2 million in construction and equipment.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County Business

County, Mills River OK incentives for 350-job factory

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MILLS RIVER — The Henderson County Board of Commissioners and Mills River Town Council on Monday authorized tax incentives worth up to $7.26 million in hopes of landing a factory that would invest $217 million and hire 350 people.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Fletcher Business

BorgWarner to add jobs paying $60K/year

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BorgWarner Thermal Systems Inc. is expected to move ahead with an $8.2 million expansion that would add 31 good-paying jobs at its Fletcher plant after the Henderson County Board of Commissioners authorized economic development incentives for the project.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | BorgWarner | Cane Creek Industrial Park

Fletcher Business

Meritor in line for incentives for $30M expansion

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners will take up a proposal next week to grant $365,940 in economic incentives for a $30 million expansion that would preserve jobs at Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of truck axles and braking systems in Fletcher.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County Business

Medical parts maker bringing 172 jobs to Mills River

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MILLS RIVER — A German company that makes  polymer components for the medical industry plans to build a 60,0000-square-foot plant and bring 172 jobs to Broadpointe Industrial Park, the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development announced today.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Broadpointe Industrial Park | RAUMEDIC

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Industry recruiters: To be competitive, NC needs job grants

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The NC Justice Center's report, "Picking Losers: Why the majority of North Carolina's incentive projects end in failure," is, at best, incredibly biased.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County Business

Industry recruiting agency fills jobs retention post

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The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development has hired Marcus R. Abernethy as director of industry relations. Abernethy assumes the lead role in managing the Partnership's existing industry program, focused on retaining and growing quality jobs in Henderson County.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

CUTTING EDGE: Kyocera sharpens sales focus after merger

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MOUNTAIN HOME — A little noticed factory unseen from Asheville Highway is setting new sales goals for its industrial cutting tools as it goes forward after a consolidation that put its headquarters in Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Kyocera | Mountain Home Industrial Park

Henderson County Business

Cidery eyes Mills River for new plant

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MILLS RIVER — A Virginia-based hard cider maker with a regional distribution network and aggressive growth plan has optioned land and is in the final review stages for a plant in Broadpointe Industrial Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | industry | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Broadpointe Industrial Park | Bold Rock Hard Cider

Fletcher Business

Gov. McCrory to visit Fletcher

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FLETCHER — Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to visit Fletcher Friday to celebrate the opening of an 80,000-square-foot expansion of the Continental Teves Inc. plant to manufacture its electronic parking brake.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Gov. Pat McCrory

Henderson County News

Companies seek tax incentives for adding 27 jobs

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Two Henderson County plants could receive tax incentives totaling $98,470 for expansions that would 27 new jobs. The Henderson County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings and take up the requests during a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Tax incentives work

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners launched the new year with two important commitments that will lead to new jobs.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | editorials

Henderson County News

Expanding here, Shorewood to close Indianapolis plant

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Henderson County's gain was Indiana's loss last week when ASG-Shorewood announced that it would expand its East Flat Rock plant.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Shorewood

Henderson County Business

East Flat Rock packaging plant adding 50 jobs

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EAST FLAT ROCK — ASG (AGI Shorewood), a global packaging company that specializes in consumer products packaging, announced Tuesday that it plans to expand the company's East Flat Rock plant and add 50 jobs.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Shorewood | East Flat Rock

Henderson County Business

County plans to market old fairgrounds for industry

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Henderson County has won a $175,000 grant to grade the old Fairgrounds property and market it for industrial development.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | industry | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County Business

'Hot & Cold,' 'Precept' projects in line for tax breaks

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners is looking at two proposed economic incentive agreements for new businesses or business expansions.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | industry | economic development | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Jobs posse names Partner of the Year

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A congregation of contractors, factory managers and developers seldom comes to the conclusion that the state Department of Transportation is a friend to economic development.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Nathan Kennedy | Chip Gould | Andrew Tate

Fletcher News

Continental to expand plant, add 40 jobs

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FLETCHER — Continental Automotive Systems Inc. announced today a $35 million 88,000-square-foot plant expansion that will add 40 new jobs at its Fletcher plant. The average wage associated with the new jobs will exceed $40,000 a year, compared to the Henderson County average wage of $32,500 a year, the company said.   Read Story »

Tags: industry | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | Nathan Kennedy | Continental Automotive Systems

Fletcher News

Brake plant may add 40 jobs

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FLETCHER — Contintental Teves is looking to add up to 40 jobs paying an average of $41,000 a year at its Broadpointe Industrial Park brake-caliper assembly plant.   Read Story »

Tags: industry | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Henderson County News

Minutes reveal substance of closed sessions

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners in August 2011 considered making an offer of $1.5 million for the Highland Lake Golf Course and planned to share the cost with the Henderson County Soccer Association.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Sierra Nevada | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development | parks and recreation | Hendersonville Christian School property | Tuxedo Community Park | Athletics and Activities Center

Fletcher Business

New tech jobs in Fletcher will pay $40,000/year

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FLETCHER — A company that specializes in long-life battery and fuel-cell technology will invest $7 million and bring 116 jobs paying an average salary of $40,000 to Fletcher, the company announced.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | industry | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Hendersonville Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Biz611 could ignite job growth

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On the front page of the July 4 Hendersonville Lightning we told the story of Jonathan Butler and his plans to build a business incubator on the Landmark property on Church Street at Sixth Avenue.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Jonathan Butler | Biz611 | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Hendersonville Business

Green = green for new downtown incubator

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Jonathan Butler sees sustainability in the simplest of devices.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Jonathan Butler | Biz611 | Ken Gaylord | Black Hawk Construction | Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development