Economic Development

Ferncliff Park 2

Bill Lapsley and other Partnership for Economic Development board members discuss creating Ferncliff Park, Henderson County's only Certified Industrial site. Thanks to their hard work, Sierra Nevada now calls this site home.



Our local economy must remain vibrant and strong to maintain the community services that we all enjoy. Support for our existing business community and attracting new high paying jobs in all sectors is a critical responsibility of the Board. I have volunteered many hundreds of hours of my time toward this area as a Past Chairman of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development. I have shared in the successful recruitment of Continental Teves, UPM-Raflatac, FedEx Ground & FedEx Freight, Prince Manufacturing, Elkamet, and more recently Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Empire Distributors of North Carolina.