The big deal: Linamar will bring almost 400 jobs to Asheville

County buys Volvo plant. County sells Volvo plant to Linamar Group, a Canadian manufacturer, the following year. Asheville gives Linamar $2.2 million in incentives over four years. Buncombe puts up $6.8 million in incentives. North Carolina pitches in $9 million. The hoped-for results? Almost 400 jobs for the Asheville-Buncombe area that pay, on average, more than $39,000 a year.

Governor Bev Perdue announces Linamar’s expansion. Photo by Jonathan Welch

Governor wannabes meet the press

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of North Carolina presented themselves and their platforms to a roomful of reporters and editors from around the state on July 18 during the N.C. Press Association’s summer convention. Afterward the two answered questions, touching on various issues. Pat McCrory: The Charlotte mayor said that state government is […]