All posts in Jobs and the Economy

A view of Robbinsville, the home of Stanley Furniture, Graham County's largest employer.
Featured
April 22, 2014, No comments

Graham County, with a population of about 8,700 residents, is still dealing with the news that its largest employer is about to close. About 400 people currently work at Stanley Furniture, and workers and county officials alike say their future may depend on whether another furniture company decides to keep the facility open.

Screenshot from Charlotte Observer video

Inside Forest City’s Facebook data center

April 18, 2014, No comments

Those photos of your sweetheart or grandkids uploaded to Facebook live near Forest City along a dimly lit corridor with flashing lights and a constant ...

Gov. Pat McCrory

McCrory launches ‘NCWorks’ workforce development initiative

April 15, 2014, No comments

Gov. Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker joined state officials on Monday in announcing NCWorks, an initiative that will promote one cons ...

The Blue Ridge Music Trails website was recently relaunched.

Blue Ridge music website relaunched, highlights WNC’s music traditions

April 15, 2014, No comments

The Blue Ridge Music Trails project has documented more than 200 events and venues in the region that draw visitors and residents, according to a pres ...

  • MadisonCounty_featured
    Inside WNC: Madison County
    April 15, 2014, No comments

    Your guide, including direct links and sources, to Madison County’s elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on Marshall's officials and the county’s wages, housing, education and more.

  • Henderson-County-Courthouse_featured
    Inside WNC: Henderson County
    April 9, 2014, No comments

    This is your guide, including direct links, to Hendersonville and Henderson County's elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on the county’s wages, housing, education and more.

  • Stanley Furniture featured
    In one WNC county, a jobs implosion
    April 3, 2014, No comments

    Stanley Furniture, the largest employer in Graham County, announced Tuesday it would close, laying off 400 workers in the county of about 8,700 residents. The closure will likely double the number of people searching for work in a county th ...