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
 

 

November 18th, 2011
In conjunction with the EDC, precision plastic products manufacturer Nypro proudly announces a $7.2 million expansion investment in new machinery and equipment and the addition of 26 new production and engineering jobs.
October 27th, 2011
In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, Linamar Corporation announces a manufacturing job fair on October 28 - 29.  The event will be held in the Haynes Building on the A-B Tech Enka Campus at 1459 Sand Hill Road in Candler.  The event is scheduled from 9am until 4:30pm on both Friday and Saturday. 
September 26th, 2011
Join us for the September 2011 EDC Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, September 29 at 8 am. The meeting will be held in the Asheville Merchants Corporation Boardroom at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
September 7th, 2011
Asheville, NC– In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, Thermo Fisher Scientific announced its plans to expand operations in Asheville, with the creation of 110 new positions within the next seven months.
August 19th, 2011
The 12th Annual Metro Economy Outlook marked the kick-off of the public phase of the Asheville 5x5 Campaign, an aggressive five-year economic development initiative of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC) to raise $3 million to create 5,000 new jobs in the Asheville area.
August 3rd, 2011
The 12th Annual Asheville Metro Economy Outlook, a presentation of the latest significant economic trends at the local and national level, will be offered by the Research Department of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC). The event will be held on Thursday, August 18, at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square. Networking will begin at 5 p.m., with presentations commencing at 5:30 p.m.  
July 7th, 2011
In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, Linamar Corporation will host a management job fair on July 5 and 6. The event will be held in the Haynes Building on the A-B Tech Enka Campus at 1459 Sand Hill Road in Candler. The event is scheduled from 12pm until 8pm on Tuesday, July 5, and from 9am until 5pm on Wednesday, July 6.
July 7th, 2011
Asheville, NC– In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Canadian-based Linamar Corporation proudly announces its newest manufacturing facility in Asheville, with the creation of 400 jobs and an investment of $125 million by 2020. Linamar will occupy the vacant Volvo Construction Equipment campus at Lake Julian.
June 23rd, 2011
Join us for the June 2011 EDC Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, June 30 at 8 am. The meeting will be held in the Asheville Merchants Corporation Boardroom at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
June 15th, 2011
In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, Locus Technologies, the industry leader in web-based water, energy, and environmental information management software, announced today that it has established branch operations in Asheville’s Biltmore Park. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Locus’s Asheville branch joins other east coast facilities in Boston, Pittsburgh, Miami, and Jacksonville, FL.