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Thanks to the many Asheville area businesses investing in job growth through AVL 5x5 Vision 2020!

What is an AVL 5x5 Investor?

Economic development in Asheville and Buncombe County is a team effort. Our communities rely on the leadership and investment by more than 80 private Asheville businesses, organizations and local governments. These investor partnerships help the EDC strategically expand high-growth industries and attract higher wage jobs to the Asheville area, creating better opportunities for our residents while increasing county and city investments in our economy.

Investors and Asheville businesses make a five-year financial commitment that offers the business and community many benefits. New labor income and industry growth create a ripple effect in the metro Asheville economy, increasing demand for industries like professional business services, banking, real estate, health care, supply chain products and more. 

Campaign Co-Chairs

Jack CecilPresident, Biltmore Farms

Taylor FossSenior VP, Human Resources
Mission Health Systems

Janice BrumitBrumit Restaurant Group

Jason WallsDistrict Manager,
Duke Energy Progress

Chamber Contacts

Ben TeagueSenior Vice President/Executive
Director of the EDC

Kit CramerPresident & CEO, Asheville Area
Chamber of Commerce

  • Asheville Distilling Company
  • Asheville Eye Associates
  • Asheville Merchangs Fund
  • Asheville Savings Bank
  • A-B Tech Community College
  • Assured Partners, NL
  • AT&T
  • Avista Business Development Co.
  • AvL Technologies, Inc.
  • BB&T
  • Bankers Insurance
  • Beverly-Grant, Inc.
  • Beverly-Hanks & Associates
  • Bhuna Corporation/Ambica LLC
  • Biltmore Company
  • Biltmore Farms, LLC
  • Blue Ridge X-Ray Company
  • Boys, Arnold & Company
  • BrickStreet Capital
  • Brumit Restaurant Group
  • Bunnell-Lammons Engineering, Inc.
  • CarePartners Health Services
  • Carolina Alliance Bank
  • Cintas
  • City of Asheville
  • Colton Groome & Co.
  • Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLP
  • David Gantt Law Office
  • Diamond Brand Gear Company
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • Duke Energy Progress
  • ECS Carolinas, LLP
  • Element-360
  • ERC Broadband
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • FIRC Group, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Friday Staffing Services
  • GE Aviation
  • GFoss Consulting, LLC
  • Goldsmith Molis & Gray, PLLC
  • Greater Asheville Regional Airport
  • Authority
  • Grove Stone & Sand
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • HomeTrust Bank
  • Insurance Service of Asheville, Inc.
  • Jacob Holm Industries (America) Inc.
  • Johnson Price Sprinkle PA
  • Lenior-Rhyne University Asheville
  • Lewis Real Estate
  • Linamar
  • M.B. Haynes Corp.
  • McGill Associates
  • McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA
  • McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
  • Mills Manufacturing
  • Mission Health
  • Moog Music, Inc.
  • moon io media, inc.
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Parsec Financial Management
  • Pearsall Operating Company
  • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
  • Plasticard-Locktech International
  • PSNC Energy
  • Pulliam Properties, Inc.
  • RAD Lofts, LLC
  • Renaissance Asheville Hotel
  • Roberts & Stevens, PA
  • Silver-Line Plastics Co.
  • Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care
  • Skyland Distributing Company
  • South Asheville Hotel Associates, LLC
  • TD Bank
  • Ted & Terry Van Duyn
  • Tennoca Construction Company
  • The Omni Resorts - Grove Park Inn
  • The Van Winkle Law Firm
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Tops for Shoes
  • TSAChoice
  • UNC Asheville
  • WeaverCooke Construction
  • Webb Investment Services
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Western Carolina University

Why Asheville Businesses Invest in Buncombe County

 “Strategically planned growth that supports our region’s vitality is imperative.  The EDC is a leader in promoting growth in key industry sectors, which in turn leads to jobs, economic strength and sustainability of our vibrant area. 

Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E.
Executive Director, Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

“The concerted effort of Buncombe County officials and EDC staff helped our Asheville plant compete against locations in eleven other states to attract GE’s revolutionary aviation technology. Thanks to AVL 5x5, GE Aviation made a multi-generational investment here, providing our community great jobs for the next fifty plus years.”

Michael Meguiar
Asheville Plant Manager at GE Aviation

“The EDC staff are team players who market strongly, work closely with County, City and State officials, recruit creatively, and solve problems.  They have been key players in bringing thousands of high paying jobs and sophisticated operations to Buncombe County.”

Paul Szurek, CFO
Biltmore Farms, LLC

“I feel like I have gotten and my company has gotten a great return on investment in AVL 5x5, and I would certainly be an investor in the next round of it. Because you’re making Asheville the kind of place where my wife and I want to be.”

Mack Pearsall, CEO
PVC Inc.

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