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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

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 Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Mills River should face housing issue

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The Mills River Town Board last week accepted a recommendation on affordable housing like it was a hot potato.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | housing | economy | economic development

Henderson County News

Business briefs: Bank stock, privilege tax, Warm Co., BB&T

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Tags: economic development | local government borrowing | banking | local government budgets

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Economic development on two wheels

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To better express what's at stake, the Friends of Ecusta Trail should go ahead and change the name of the proposed greenway to the Jobs Creating Tourism Promoting Economic Development Fueling Exercise Inducing Greenway.     Read Story »

Tags: economic development | Ecusta Trail | bicycling | 2014 Board of Commissioners election

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

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

'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 Business

Housing construction up 29% in 2013

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The value of new residential construction is up 29 percent so far in 2013 while commercial building is running behind last year's level, Henderson County building inspections records show.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | economy | economic development | construction

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 »

Tags: industry | economic development | AdvantageWest

Henderson County News

McCrory appoints Cecil to NC Economic Development Board

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Tags: economic development | Gov. Pat McCrory

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 »

Tags: industry | economic development | AdvantageWest

Fletcher Business

Incentives could bring 80 jobs, $24 million expansion

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FLETCHER — Borg Warner is considering a $24 million expansion that will add 80 jobs at its Cane Creek Industrial Park plant, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners said in announcing a public hearing for nearly $600,000 in economic development incentives.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | economic development | BorgWarner

Henderson County Business

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Booze now the toast of the town

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A year ago, if you walked into a convenience store in Horse Shoe, Tuxedo or Edneyville, you couldn't buy a six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | economic development | Sierra Nevada | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Burntshirt Vineyards

Henderson County Business

County authorizes grading, roads at Seven Falls

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ETOWAH — The Henderson County Board of Commissioners, cast in a caretaker role for the failed Seven Falls development, has authorized engineers to move ahead with roads and utility lines on the scarred land.   Read Story »

Tags: economic development | ECO | Seven Falls | Keith Vinson | environment

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

Hendersonville News

Flags dress up new Gateway Park

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City officials and business leaders on Friday will cut the ribbon on the improvements to the 300-400 blocks of North Main Street and dedicate the city's new Gateway Park, which has a new patriotic spirit thanks to a local businessman.   Read Story »

Tags: hendersonville | Hendersonville City Council | HonorAir | Jeff Miller | economic development | Hendersonville City Manager Bo Ferguson