Rhonda Herman, President of McFarland Publishing

Ashe County offers much that enhances work environment and quality of work life—the work ethic of people who will apply for jobs, the helpful attitude of local vendors, the commitment of local leadership to tackle problems that affect industry and the business community as well as the beauty that you see out the window.  Also there are many academically talented young people who are looking for an opportunity in the area. Hiring locally has been a smart way to grow McFarland.