Economic Contitions Are On The Slide
The latest economic statistics for Transylvania County reflect a marked deterioration in conditions since this time a year ago, county Planning and Economic Development Director Mark Burrows said.
Reporting to members of the Economic Development Board (EDAB) at its monthly meeting, Burrows said the county is facing the same problems seen elsewhere in the nation, state and region.
One of his major concerns is the increase in unemployment.
"My concern is we'll continue to see that go up for the next several months," he said.
The latest figures for July show unemployment in the county at 5.6 p...