Announcements and Press Releases

The Asheville economy must keep pace with its growing population and skilled workforce.  The Asheville EDC can assist organizations with the opportunity of corporate relocation by providing all information necessary to make an informed decision about where to relocate a company.

 

 

 
April 4th, 2014
The Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC) has announced Josh Dorfman as the new Director of Entrepreneurial Development. Dorfman will assist high-impact local entrepreneurs in acquiring the resources they need to grow, from workforce talent to capital, and in navigating the path to a successful high-growth business model.
March 3rd, 2014
Kearfott Corporation, announced a plan to expand its manufacturing facility in Black Mountain, North Carolina, with an investment of up to $11.9 million in facilities and equipment. If carried out in its entirety, Kearfott’s investment in Buncombe County will create 75 new positions including advanced engineering, quality control, production and management roles over a three-year period.
December 18th, 2013
The Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and the NC Biotechnollogy Center jointly announced today that f(x) Immune Company will locate its new company in Asheville. 
November 14th, 2013
Asheville, N.C. -In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), GE Aviation broke ground on a new $126 million facility that will revolutionize jet propulsion on Thursday, November 14.
October 14th, 2013
Registration open for employers that plan to attend the 2014 Homecoming Job Fair, to be held at the WNC Ag Center in the Davis Event Center on January 8.
October 4th, 2013
In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Jacob Holm Industries, a global nonwoven manufacturer, today announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Candler with over $45.9 million investment in facilities and equipment. The total project could exceed $60 million when it is complete.  Jacob Holm’s investment in Buncombe County will bring 66 new positions to accommodate the addition of a new product line. 
October 1st, 2013
Venture Asheville hosted its first Wicked Biz Pitch competition at Wicked Weed Brewing, giving seven area entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business idea.
September 9th, 2013
Below is a feature from the September issue of Site Selection Magazine touting the expansion of GE Aviation in Asheville for its process and people.
July 16th, 2013
  In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC) and Venture Asheville, Sport Hansa LLC, a premier importer and distributor of European outdoor product brands, today announced its relocation to Asheville. 
June 24th, 2013
In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Tutco-Farnam today announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Arden with a $2.5 million investment in facilities and equipment, which will accommodate the addition of 90 new positions in engineering, production and operations.