More than 135 manufacturers call Henderson County home. With aggressive incentives and impressive sites, the business climate in Henderson County is the perfect place for your company. The community supports a ready and willing workforce. Workers are trained in the advanced manufacturing sector and many are passionate about the outdoors offering more outdoor employment than Portland, Oregon and even Boulder, Colorado. The region has a reputation for attracting employees who are passionate about the outdoors and are eager to make and test the products they love. Career focused, outdoor enthusiasts are what make Western North Carolina unique.

With more public recreational lands than anywhere else on the east coast it is easy for Western North Carolina to boast of:

  • Greatest number of campgrounds
  • Greatest number of cycling events
  • Greatest number of outdoor amenities
  • Strong concentration of outdoor businesses
  • Strong offering of outdoor events
  • OIA Manufacturing cluster
    And much more



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