The Transylvania Times -

County Fares Well Compared To 'Peers'


July 13, 2017

For the past few years, as far as trends in jobless rates, wages, population growth and other factors, Transylvania County has been performing better than its “peer” counties.

This was one of the findings from a presentation Tuesday by Josh Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance’s executive director, in his semi-annual report to county commissioners.

The Alliance is a public-private partnership that is largely funded by the county.

To establish the peer counties, the Alliance started with Transylvania’s population and noted the next three counties in the state with higher...

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