Lack Of Housing Must Be Addressed


Last updated 9/23/2021 at 7:59pm

Editor’s Note: The following guest opinion was written by Mike Hawkins, a former Transylvania County commissioner and executive board member of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

In recent years much has been said about Transylvania County’s economic shortfalls, and understandably so. In basic measures like median weekly earnings, Transylvania lags behind not just the state of North Carolina, but also our neighbors in western North Carolina.

This owes much to our local economy’s orientation toward lower-wage service jobs and the relative paucity of skilled manu...

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