(FLETCHER, N.C.) April 2012 – The AdvantageWest board of directors will meet for its regular bimonthly meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 9 a.m. at Tri-County Community College in Murphy. Board meetings are open to the public. For more information call AdvantageWest at (828) 687-7234.
AdvantageWest is the regional economic development partnership serving the 23 westernmost counties of North Carolina, a geographic area of nearly 10,000 square miles – larger than eight other U.S. states and roughly the size of the state of Maryland. Chartered by the state General Assembly in 1994, AdvantageWest is a nonprofit, public-private partnership.
AdvantageWest’s program of work focuses on: advanced manufacturing; Blue Ridge Food Ventures, a food business and natural products incubator and commercial kitchen; entrepreneurial development, including the Certified Entrepreneurial Communities® program; the green-collar and clean-energy jobs initiative, AdvantageGreen; and the Western North Carolina Film Commission. For more information, visit www.advantagewest.com.