With a bevy of companies relocating or expanding operations in Western North Carolina, economic boosters, educators and business representatives are working to prepare the next generation of workers to meet the growing need.
The Buncombe County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 31, to consider the approval of financing new machinery for the Plasticard-Locktech International facility at 605 Sweeten Creek Road. The meeting will be held at noon at 46 Valley Street in downtown Asheville.
Workers gathered Feb. 23 to discuss their rights, and the ins and outs of state and federal worker protection laws. The meeting was held by Alia Todd, an organizer with the Asheville Sustainable Restaurant Workforce.
Provided snow doesn’t intervene, Asheville City Council is starting off the week with two back-to-back meetings: first with a rare joint meeting with the city school board tonight, Feb. 10, and its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11.
As the beer industry boomed in Western North Carolina, business owners from another sector began to think, “If beer can do it, why not gear?” Citing the Asheville Brewers Alliance as a model, the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina aims to bring more outdoor industry to the region. (Logo courtesy of the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina)