Asheville 5x5 Campaign

What is Asheville 5x5?


The Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County in Asheville, North Carolina has a five-year strategic plan in place that, with the promotion of its five distinct target clusters, will generate 5,000 new jobs in the Asheville area. The AVL 5x5 Campaign provides strong focus on the growth of the Asheville business community through supporting relocation as well as existing business retention and expansion.  This program is comprised of both public and private sector investment in the development of the local economy, promoting economic development North Carolina.

Economic Development is committed to supporting the relocation and development of companies to the area.


Asheville 5x5 Press Releases

Public Phase of Asheville 5x5 Announced: $1.37 Million Already Secured of $3 Million Goal

Asheville 5x5 in the News

"Asheville Area Chamber goal: create 5,000 jobs in five years"
Asheville Citizen-Times  |  August 13, 2011

"Chamber push on jobs aggressive, promising"
Asheville Citizen-Times, Opinion/Editorial  |  August 17, 2011

"Metro Economy Outlook to feature strategy to grow jobs in Asheville"
Asheville Citizen-Times  |  August 17, 2011

"Asheville Chamber unveils Asheville 5x5 jobs initiative"
Asheville Citizen-Times  |  August 18, 2011


Download an Investment Commitment Form

2011 Metro Economy Outlook Materials

View current data on the jobs outlook and more for the Asheville metro region

Thank you to the many local businesses investing in job growth through the Asheville 5x5 Campaign!


Mission Health    
Buncombe County
Progress Energy
AVL Technologies, Inc.
Biltmore Farms
arvato digital services
Thermo Fisher Scientific
The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
Asheville Merchants Corporation
Asheville Savings Bank, SSB
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC
First Citizens Bank
Johnson Price and Sprinkle PA
The Van Winkle Law Firm
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Co.
Asheville Regional Airport Authority
Avista Business Development Corporation
Beverly-Hanks & Associates
The Biltmore Company
Blue Ridge Bone & Joint
Blue Ridge X-Ray Company
Boys Arnold & Company
CarePartners Health Services
Constangy, Brooks, & Smith, LLP
David Gantt Law Office
ECS Carolinas, LLP
Ferguson Enterprises
First Bank
FLS Energy
Forest Commercial Bank
Friday Staffing Services, Inc.
Grove Stone & Sand
Hampton Inns of Asheville
Highland Brewing Company
Hilliard Lyons, Inc.
HomeTrust Bank
Hotel Indigo
HVWM/Bankers Insurance
1900 Inn on Montford
 integritive, inc.
Insurance Service of Asheville, Inc.
io design & illustration
Edward and Jane Isbey, III
Janirve Foundation
MB Haynes Corporation
McGuire Wood & Bissette  PA
Moog Music
Parsec Financial
Pearsall Operating Company
Pepsi Cola Bottling Company
Progress Energy
PSNC Energy
Republic Services
Silver-Line Plastics Corporation
Skyland Distributing
Strategic Workplace Soluntions Inc
TD Bank
Tops for Shoes
University of North Carolina-Asheville
Webb Investment Services/Webb Insurance


Download the Campaign Brochure


Kit Cramer, President & CEO
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
(828) 258-6123


Ben Teague, Executive Director
Economic Development Coalition for Asheville - Buncombe County
(828) 258-6130



Campaign Co-Chairs

Jack Cecil, President
Biltmore Farms
(828) 274-1800


Suzanne DeFerie, President & CEO
Asheville Savings Bank
(828) 250-8419


Oscar Wong, Owner
Highland Brewing Company
(828) 299-3370