Alliance Adopts Strategic Plan

The Transylvania Economic Alliance has adopted a strategic plan. The plan represents a significant milestone as it provides a roadmap outlining what can and should be done to support responsible economic growth within the community. The identified action steps focus on existing business retention and expansion opportunities, marketing to attract and recruit new businesses within identified target markets, and enhancing our community’s assets through a proactive sites and buildings initiative.

To help develop the plan Crystal Morphis with Creative Economic Development Consulting embarked on a series of stakeholder and community input sessions designed to build consensus around identified best practices. This process included four major components: a community survey, a ten-year trend analysis of economic and demographic data, a professional target industry analysis and lastly benchmarking Transylvania County against peer communities. Additionally, board members created a mission and vision statement to serve as a guiding principle throughout the process. Click here to access the executive summary.

Custom Tube Products to Open a Second Location in Transylvania County

Custom Tube Products, an advanced manufacturing company based in Edgewater, Florida will open a second facility in Rosman beginning this Fall. The move marks the first expansion for the company outside of their main facility. The business will occupy more than 20,000...

Ecusta Brewing Company Announces Future Home & Redevelopment Project

Ecusta Brewing Company announces the purchase and a planned redevelopment of an 8,800 square foot historic building, once part of the company’s namesake, the Ecusta Paper Mill. Ecusta Brewing is an independent craft brewery founded in 2016 in Brevard, NC. August 26th...

Now hiring, join our team

Director of Marketing & Community Relationships The Director of Marketing & Community Relationships is responsible for managing the Alliance’s external and internal marketing  activities. The ideal candidate will have outstanding academic and...

Virtual Town Hall: Economic Impact of COVID-19 & Forecast

Transylvania County, NC – April, 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the first business Town Hall meeting to assess and discuss our local COVID-19 business response. Business owners, elected officials and community stakeholders are now invited to reconvene and...

Global Pharmaceutical Company Announces Expansion in Brevard, NC

Brevard, NC- Raybow USA, the American operations of Raybow Pharmaceutical, announced today plans to invest $15.8 million in its existing Brevard headquarters. The expansion project will sustain 26 full time jobs and create 74 additional positions. New positions...