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Henderson County Business

Housing starts surged by 40 percent in 2018

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Reflecting a booming construction economy, new construction surged by 27 percent while remodeling work spiked by 62.5 percent in 2018, according to values reported to the Henderson County Inspections Department.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | home construction | housing starts

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

Health sciences site will soon 'look like an ant farm'

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Starting a yearlong sprint to complete the $32 million Health Sciences Building, construction workers will swarm the work site on Sixth Avenue at North Oak Street.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | construction | Wingate-Pardee-BRCC campus

Henderson County Business

Temp agency to fill 58 fulltime jobs

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Friday Staffing will interview candidates for 58 fulltime temporary jobs in Western North Carolina during a career fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Friday Staffing Arden office at 1944 Hendersonville Road in Asheville.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | Friday Staffing

Henderson County News

Housing construction surges in first quarter

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Tedd Pearce, owner of Tar Heel Construction Inc., has seen boom and bust in the home construction business.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | economy

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

Construction value rises

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The value of construction rose by 11 percent through the first eight months of the year despite a fall in the number permits issued for new residential units, the Henderson County Inspections Office said.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | economy | construction

Henderson County Business

Remodeling work outpaces new construction

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Residential and commercial construction in the first quarter of 2014 came in under the first quarter of 2013 while the overall construction value, boosted by a surge in home remodeling work, ticked up by 5.2 percent, the Henderson County Building Inspections Department said.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | construction

Hendersonville Business

Hot-selling Fox Chase adding 12 more houses

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The soundtrack of seven-day-a-week sawing and hammering is a thing of the past across most of Henderson County.     Read Story »

Tags: economy | real estate

Hendersonville Business

LIGHTNING EXCLUSIVE: The rise and fall of Mountain 1st Bank

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  Mountain 1st shareholders have received ballots to vote on merging the troubled bank with First Citizens Bank, a step that Mountain 1st directors and officers have strongly advocated.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | Mountain 1st | banking

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 News

Housing agency grant will fund urgent repairs

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The Housing Assistance Corporation of Hendersonville has been awarded a $25,000 state grant to pay for urgent repair work on homes of low-income families.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | economy | Housing Assistance Corp.

Henderson County Business

Home sales surge by 22%

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Home sales in Henderson County surged by 22 percent in the first half of 2013 and days on the market is falling, signs that the county's important residential real estate market is recovering.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | real estate | Henderson County Board of Realtors | Bill Fishburne

Henderson County Business

SLIDESHOW: Chamber salutes growing businesses

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce recognized fast-growing startups and existing companies with its Blue Ridge Business Growth Awards Monday evening, the kickoff to Small Business Week.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | Henderson County Chamber of Commerce

Henderson County Business

Commercial building boosts construction industry

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New commercial projects pushed the overall value of construction permits to a 46 percent gain for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2012, county building permit records show.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | Cooper Construction Co. | construction

Henderson County Business

Finance office names local branch head

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Janney Montgomery Scott LLC has hired David E. Grice as executive vice president for wealth management and branch manager of its new office here.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | finance

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

Home sales surge in fourth quarter

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The home sales market improved in 2012 and is likely to remain strong this year compared with the poor stretch from 2008 to 2011, Henderson County real estate sales agents say.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | real estate