Announcements and Press Releases

The Asheville economy is driven by industry leaders in strategic clusters of advanced manufacturing, science & technology, climate, healthcare, and arts & culture. Asheville's entrepreneurs trigger innovations across these industries. The Asheville-Buncombe EDC can assist organizations with corporate relocation by providing research data to make informed decisions about where to relocate a company.

For Media Inquires, contact:
Ben Teague, Executive Director, 828-258-6130


May 18th, 2012
In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville - Buncombe County (EDC), Plasticard-Locktech International (PLI), the world’s largest keycard manufacturer, announced today the expansion of its Asheville plant with a $4.6 million investment in facilities and equipment.  PLI will add 30,000 square feet of production space and 42 positions to its plant in Sweeten Creek Industrial Park.
April 5th, 2012
In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), New Belgium Brewing Company announced the selection of Asheville, North Carolina to build its first expansion brewery outside of Fort Collins, Colorado.  The nation’s third-largest craft brewer plans to invest $175 million over seven years to build a state-of-the-art brewery in Asheville’s historic River Arts District on Craven Street.
March 28th, 2012
The March 2012 Board of Directors Meeting for the EDC will be held at 8 am on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Deltec Homes (69 Bingham Road).  This meeting is open to the public. 
February 28th, 2012
The BorgWarner Turbo Systems plant in Arden, NC employs over 650 and is a substantial employer in Buncombe County.  The Turbo Systems business unit continues to thrive due to increasing demand for downsized turbocharged engines that improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance vehicle performance. 
February 28th, 2012
 Over 200 business leaders and community members were in attendance for the EDC's annual meeting on January 31st. 
January 10th, 2012
Asheville, NC– In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, American Recycling of Western North Carolina, LLC announced its plans to launch operations in the Asheville market, creating 20-30 new positions within the next three months. The firm’s anticipated $1.5 million investment in its Enka plant will strengthen the company’s significant presence in the Southeast, serving national and international markets. 
January 6th, 2012
Tuesday, January 31st 8-10 AM UNC Asheville Sherrill Center Kimmel Arena
January 6th, 2012
Asheville, NC-   In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, website management and creative marketing services firm, Cakuun, announces its entry into the Asheville market with a new office in the BB&T Building at 1 West Pack Square. 
December 22nd, 2011
The 6thAnnual Homecoming Job Fair will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville. Registration for the fair continues through December 27, with 80 employers and job seeker resources slated to attend. The job fair will showcase regional employment opportunities in growth industries throughout Western North Carolina, including advanced manufacturing, financial services, health services, and hospitality.
November 28th, 2011
FLS Energy is pleased to announce its relocation to 130 Roberts Street in the heart of the River Arts District. The new location will provide the fast growing solar energy company more square feet of operating space and a stronger connection to the Asheville community in which it thrives. Over 60 FLS Energy employees will move into the former AVL Technologies building in early 2012.