Written by Jennifer Fitzgerald
If Western North Carolina is to be economically successful in the future, the key will be in finding the right talent-and talent that is not only trained for, but committed to that future.
There are more than 10,000 manufacturers in the state of North Carolina—well over 3,000 of them located in Western North Carolina, where manufacturing accounts for $5.7 billion annually, or 21% of our area’s overall economic output—each making a different product and employing a unique workforce. Each business also has its own unique story regarding how it fits into the larger manufacturing picture.
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