Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, the Asheville area attracts newcomers for its astounding quality of life, low crime rate and welcoming entrepreneurial environment. Known for its culinary delights, history, architecture, natural settings and as a Mecca for adventure lovers, Asheville has something for everyone.
Whether you are just out of school or a veteran of the workforce, Western North Carolina offers outstanding opportunities. The quality of life and low unemployment rate found in the Asheville area draws top-talent from major cities throughout the nation. Professional, creative and technical specialists choose the Asheville area as their home.
Whether your ideal Asheville visit takes you gallery hopping on Broadway, antique shopping in Biltmore Village, trekking along the Appalachian Trail, or to a downtown show at a rock club named one of the top five in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine, the Asheville area has something guaranteed to delight every visitor. Don’t just take our word for it…experience it for yourself.
Ask almost any Chamber member why they are a member and they’ll tell you—in Asheville, it’s the most important way to meet people and grow your business. As North Carolina’s third largest Chamber, the Asheville Chamber includes nearly 1,900 businesses, organizations and coalitions. Members know the value a membership provides. Find out how members find value with the Asheville Chamber.
The departments of the Asheville Chamber help fulfill the organization’s mission of increasing the region’s livability by advancing its economic vitality. Learn more about the work and roles of the departments that make up your Chamber.
Membership opens the door to a multitude of opportunities for making new contacts, getting exposure to new ideas and networking with our region’s foremost leaders during events hosted by the Asheville Chamber. Check out our calendar of events developed especially for members of the Asheville Chamber. Be sure to register online and check back often -- we update our calendar of events frequently!
Do you have questions about the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce? Are you wondering where we are located, what we do, or how to find photos of the Asheville area? We’ve listed answers to our most frequently asked questions here.
The Asheville region has expertise in several dynamic talent driven industries. Local businesses, educational programs, and community leaders are working in collaboration to nurture and grow these targeted sectors.
Consider the Economic Development staff your one-stop resource for connecting to the Asheville community. Their comprehensive services are free of charge and confidential. Contact the EDC staff to learn how they can assist your company through your relocation or expansion project.
Small businesses are the backbone of Asheville’s economy. The community embraces the impact of these companies on our culture and lifestyle. The Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Coalition and other community organizations have developed a variety of resources designed to help all small businesses succeed.
Find local available commercial space right at your fingertips. Whether you are looking for office, retail, restaurant, warehouse, industrial space or even land, you can search here for the perfect business space.
Asheville’s economy and industry is constantly evolving. Keep up to date on the latest industry announcements and plans here. Contact the EDC staff if your company has exciting news to share with the community.
Asheville 5x5 is a five-year economic development initiative of the Chamber and the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville-Buncombe County. Read on to learn more about the Chamber's efforts to grow 5,000 new jobs in the region.
Asheville Restaurant Week takes place January 16-26, 2017
December 13th, 2016
Asheville, NC (Dec 12, 2016) – In its fifth year, Asheville Restaurant Week will take place over the course of 10 days during January 17-26, 2017. Participating restaurants will provide a prix fixe menu featuring one or more of the following options: a $15 two-course lunch, $35 three-course dinner OR $30 dinner for two.
The concept of Restaurant Week offers locals and tourists alike the opportunity to experience dining in a new or favorite restaurant with a specifically tailored prix fixe mealat a reasonable price. It offers the restaurants a promotion to offer patrons during an often shoulder-season timeframe, post holiday.
"Asheville Restaurant Week has provided a tremendous impact on the economy ofAsheville in our winter season,” says William Dissen, Executive Chef and Owner of TheMarketplace Restaurant. “Not only is it a great price-point for restaurant goers, it also gives a boost to support our businesses, farms, and everyone in the area. It doesn’t hurt that you get to eat some amazing food, as well."
As the list of confirmed restaurants continue to grow, current participating restaurantsinclude: 131 Main Restaurant, Addissae Ethiopian Restaurants, Ambrozia Bar & Bistro,The Blackbird, Blue Dream Curry House, Bomba, Buffalo Nickel, The Bull and Beggar, Cantina at Biltmore, Chestnut, Copper Crown, Corner Kitchen, Curate, Golden Fleece, Isa’s Bistro, LAB, Marco’s Pizzeria, The Marketplace Restaurant, Modesto Trattoria, Nightbell, Posana, Red Stag Grill, Rezaz, Rhubarb, Roux, Ruth’s Chris Steak House Biltmore, Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro, Strada Italiano, Table, Twisted Laurel, White Duck Taco and Wicked Weed.
Asheville Restaurant Week is presented by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce,Mission Health, and PSNC Energy, and sponsored by Asheville Radio Group, AllegraAsheville, Asheville Citizen-Times, iHeart Media, WLOS, WCQS, WNC Magazine, PLI andFirst Bank.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization with more than1,700 members. Chamber members collaborate with area organizations and coalitionsto support the community and each other with the mission of building communitythrough business. The Chamber is home to the Asheville Visitor Center which welcomesover 200,000 visitors per year.