Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County

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Certification Application

The Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County is a coalition working as a part of Just Economics to promote living wages in Brevard and the surrounding areas.

The LWCTC meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brevard from 10am - Noon.

The LWCTC promotes living wages and a just economy by advocating for responsible public policy, participating in the voluntary living wage employer certification program, and by educating the community about issues of economic justice through activities like the Western North Carolina Poverty Simulation.  We also work to involve leaders from low-income communities through the Voices for Economic Justice program.

Living Wage Certification in Transylvania County:

To apply for Living Wage Certification in Transylvania County click here for the 2020 Transylvania County Living Wage Certification Application.


For a printable list of Living Wage Certifed businesses, click HERE.

Community Education Work in Transylvania County:

The Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County is an affiliate group of Just Economics (JE).  JE has a poverty simulation designed to help people understand the challenges of living on a low income in Transylvania County.  It is a two hour experiential learning exercise for groups of 20-45 people.  For more information or to schedule a poverty simulation for your group, contact Vicki Meath at 828-505-7466


The 2012 Voices for Economic Justice class created a film about living on a low-income in Brevard.  The film is a powerful display of what it is like to live on a low-income.  The film is available for viewing upon request.  Watch the trailer below.

Living Wage Employers in Transylvania County

The LWCTC participates in the Living Wage Employer Certification Program.  The Living Wage rate for Transylvania County in 2019 is $12.60/hour.  For more information about determining the wage rate click here.  The following list are Transylvania County Certified Employers:


Arnold Mlay Insurance Agency


Brevard Academy


Brevard Hearing Center


Brevard Housing Authority


Brevard Tiny House


Brevard Yoga


Brevard Hemp


CAM Contracting Group


Carolina Financial Group


Cedar Mountain Cafe


Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano


Charles D. Lefler MD, PA


The Children’s Center




Cozart and Associates


Dale A. Nash, MD


Ecusta Credit Union


Elevate Physical Therapy


Elements Spa


Executive Planners


Gaia Herbs


Gordon Family Pharmacy


Grammy's Restaurant


The Haven


Healthy Harvest Natural Foods


Hendersonville Pediatrics- Brevard


Hendersonville Pediatrics-Hendersonville


The Hub at Backcountry Outdoors


Hunters and Gatherers


John N. Gardner Institute


Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd


Mac Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc




Muddy Sneakers


Pilot Cove


Pisgah Center Self Storage


Rehabilitation Services


Rosman United Methodist Church


St. Timothy United Methodist Church


Self Help Credit Union – Pisgah Forest


Self Help Credit Union — Penrose


Self Help Credit Union – Rosman


Selica United Methodist Church


Sisters of Mercy-Brevard


Smart Start of Transylvania County


Spring Valley Farm Dog Care


Sylvan Valley Family Dentistry


The Bartlett Tree Experts


Transylvania Association for Disabled Citizens


Transylvania Christian Ministry–Sharing House


Transylvania Vocational Services, Inc


Ty Hendrix-LPL Financial


Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County


Western Carolina Community Action


Wheelhouse Builders



If you are an employer in Transylvania County review the criteria for certification and access the employer application here.







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