Asheville, originally established as a mountain retreat, has been propelled into the focus of entrepreneurs over the past half century by its population growth and skilled workforce, while maintaining a remarkable quality of life which was its lure. Asheville now stands as a hub for business innovation, medical developments, technology, and creativity, making it an attractive destination for corporate relocation. Asheville's Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County provides valuable advice on relocating to the area, and assists with business growth for existing employers. The core industry target clusters within Asheville include advanced manufacturing, science and technology, knowledge-based entrepreneurship, arts and culture, and healthcare. Whatever the industry, the Economic Development website provides a comprehensive resource for businesses considering corporate relocation or business expansion in Asheville.