We all know that Sierra Nevada has been shopping for a new site on the east coast. For the past few months, rumors have swirled around where they might go. Tennessee, West Virginia, and North Carolina have been on the watch list. Because everything has been rumor or speculation, I haven’t mentioned much about it, other than when a site has been ruled out.
Mills River, in Henderson County, North Carolina has emerged as the clear front runner, and by these recent reports, could be announced today. There is apparently a 50 acre site near the French Broad River that just might be the new home to Sierra Nevada. Incentive packages have been approved by Henderson County and Mills River for an anonymous manufacturing company that was coming to the area.
Interestingly, a local town councilman has received an invitation for to an announcement to be made at Ferncliff Industrial Park today with Governor Bev Perdue. [Citizen-Times]
UPDATE: Confirmed. Asheville, NC it is.