AVL 5x5 Campaign

What is AVL 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 and $500 million in corporate investments 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 in North Carolina.

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

Final Report:
Economic Impact Analysis
2010-2015 FY

Download the report that explains the economic impact of the AVL 5x5 Campaign.


AVL 5x5 in the News

"Asheville 5-year economic-development plan exceeds goals"
Asheville Citizen-Times  |  June 19, 2015

"Asheville has good year in economic recruitment"
Asheville Citizen-Times  |  June 19, 2014

"Local economic forecast looks bright"
Mountain Xpress  |  June 19, 2014

"Can Asheville capitalize on climate change?"
Asheville Citizen-Times  |  May 17, 2014

"Chamber's job push hits mark early"
Asheville Citizen-Times  |  March 12, 2014

"Asheville 5x5 tops ambitious employment goal"
Asheville Citizen-Times  |  March 10, 2014

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


AVL 5x5 Press Releases

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


Download an Investment Commitment Form


View AVL 5x5 Vision 2020 RFP


2014 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 AVL 5x5 Campaign!

Mission Health
Buncombe County
City of Asheville
AVL Technologies, Inc.
New Belgium Brewing Company
Biltmore Farms
McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.
Wells Fargo
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Town of Weaverville
Asheville Merchants Corporation
Asheville Savings Bank, SSB
First Citizens Bank
Johnson, Price, & Sprinkle, PA
The Van Winkle Law Firm
1900 Inn on Montford
A-B Tech Community College
Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Co.
Avista Business Development Co.
Bankers Insurance
Beverly-Hanks & Associates
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
Blue Ridge Bone & Joint
Blue Ridge X-Ray Company
Boys, Arnold & Company
Buncombe County
CarePartners Health Services
Carolina Alliance Bank
Carolina Tractor
Coldwell Banker King McKinney
Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLP
David Gantt Law Office
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Duke Energy Progress
ECS Carolinas, LLP
FIRC Group, Inc.
First Bank
FLS Energy
Friday Staffing Services
Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority
Grove Stone & Sand
Hampton Inns of Asheville
Highland Brewing Company
Hilliard Lyons
HomeTrust Bank
Hotel Indigo
Insurance Service of Asheville, Inc.
Integritive, Inc.
io design & illustration, inc.
Dr. Edward and Jane Isbey, III
The Janirve Foundation
MB Haynes Corp.
McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA
Moog Music, Inc.   
Parsec Financial
Pearsall Operating Company
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
Plasticard-Locktech International LLP
PSNC Energy
Republic Services
Roberts & Stevens, PA
Silver-Line Plastics Co.
Skyland Distributing Company
Strategic Workplace Solutions
SunTrust Bank
TD Bank
Tennoca Construction Company
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Tops for Shoes
The Buyer’s Agent
UNC Asheville
Webb Investment Services
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Webb Insurance
Wicked Weed Brewing


Download the Campaign Brochure


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


Ben Teague, Executive Director,
(828) 258-6130


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


Taylor Foss
Senior VP, Human Resources,
Mission Health System
(828) 213-1122


Jason Walls, District Manager,
Duke Energy Progress
(828) 258-5019


Janice Brumit,
Brumit Restaurant Group
(828) 274-5835