City of Henderson, NC

Economic Development Commission

Last Updated:  13 June 2014

The Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission (EDC) was formed via an inter-local agreement between the City of Henderson and Vance County on 24 June 2009.  The duties of the EDC include, but are not limited to the following:  1) to maintain an adequate database that assists decision makers in matters of economic development; 2) prepare and amend as necessary a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the city and county;  3) to market the region and recruit economic development prospects; 4) to assist in the creation of new and retention of existing jobs by working with existing businesses as well as seeking new businesses to locate here, etc.  The EDC maintains a website at the following address: Henderson-Vance EDC Website

Meeting Schedule and Location:  The EDC meets regularly on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m., in the conference room at Maria Parham Hospital.  The public is cordially invited to attend.

Application to Serve on Commission:  Please click here to find the  Application for Boards   form.  Please copy and send the completed form to Ms. Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, P. O. Box 1434, Henderson, NC 27536 or deliver it in person at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue in downtown Henderson.

Membership and Terms of Appointment:  The EDC is comprised of nine (9) voting members and two (2) non-voting ex-officio members.  The City appoints three (3) members.   One (1) of these appointments is a city council member and two (2) are citizens at-large.  The County appoints the remaining nine (6) members.