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Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

330 N King Street, Hendersonville


The mission of the Partnership is to create and retain quality jobs and increase industrial capital investments that will improve the quality of life for Henderson County residents.

HCPED serves as an advocate and resource partner to local businesses and has a legacy of meeting industry needs and making community connections to create a thriving, business friendly community. Through the Made in Henderson County (MIHC) initiative, the Partnership works closely with industry and the local school system and community college to create a workforce pipeline by raising the visibility of manufacturing careers. The flagship program, available to all Henderson County working adults, is the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship. Learn more at The Partnership works closely with local government, community organizations, local educators and utility/infrastructure partners to accomplish its mission. HCPED fosters relationships between all parties involved in helping the local workforce and economy thrive.

Other Economic Development offices include:

City of Asheville Office of Economic Development    828-232-4505
Buncombe County Planning and Development    828-250-4830
Haywood Economic Development Council    828-456-3737
Western Economic Development Organization    828-452-7585
Yancey County Economic Development    828-682-7722
Avery County Economic Development    828-737-5530
Rutherford County Economic Development    828-287-6200
Watauga Economic Development    828-264-3082