Manufacturers Roundtable

On October 24th the Transylvania Economic Alliance hosted the manufacturers roundtable which featured guest speakers, Angela Owen and Gordon Murrey with Trueventures . In addition to networking and peer-to-peer information sharing guest speakers discussed employee retention strategies and the importance of a consistent focus on understanding and improving company culture, especially when operating in tight labor markets (presentation). The greater Asheville-Brevard Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Transylvania County community continue to experience record low unemployment rates. Latest numbers indicate that while the region has added approximately 8,000 jobs in the past year, 10,548 more people are working compared to one year ago the area continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in North Carolina . For 56 consectuive months the region has maintained the lowest unemployment rate in the state. (Mountain Area Workforce Development Board).  For more information about Trueventure please visit their website here.   

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...

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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...