ScaleUp WNC selects first 15 companies into program

Asheville Citizen-Times

Sunday, February 22, 2015

After 13 years of raising and selling plants like native rhododendron, mountain laurels and azaleas in Yancey County, Bill Jones will soon be getting a little help making his entire company grow — and not just with the plants.

As the rural business has looked to increase its production capacity, it also has looked to a new program that could help the nursery achieve its goals by springtime.

Carolina Native Nursery is one of 15 companies recently selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of ScaleUp WNC, an initiative spearheaded by AdvantageWest, the nonprofit economic development partnership for the state's 23 westernmost counties.

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