Asheville 5x5 Blog

10th Annual Homecoming Career Fair Jan. 7, 2016

November 30, 2015 by EDC

The EDC partners with over 100 companies and industry allies to organize Western North Carolina’s largest annual career fair and connect thousands of career seekers with employment opportunities.

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EDC Announces New 5-Year Job Plan

September 18, 2015 by Citizen-Times

Ben Teague said by 2020, his team will have helped 50 new “high-growth” companies to make Asheville their headquarters. Also during the next five years the aim is to generate 3,000 new direct jobs that pay an average annual wage of $50,000.

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EDC to Unveil Next Job Creation Plan

September 02, 2015 by Mountain Xpress

The newest AVL 5x5 strategy "is a step toward a more vibrant metro economy that can compete in the 21st century marketplace and create good jobs for the residents of Asheville," said Bruce Katz, urban policy adviser at the Brookings Institute in D.C.

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UNC Asheville Job & Graduate School Fair Oct. 22

September 01, 2015 by EDC

UNC Asheville’s annual Job Fair October 22 is an opportunity for over 80 companies recruiting full time, part time and internship positions to meet with students and alumni.

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Climate organization could bring economic impact to Asheville

August 25, 2015 by Citizen-Times

If you look across a map, there is nowhere else in the U.S. that all of these different climate-related groups come together like this, except in Asheville. We wanted to sit right in the middle of that nexus,” Leathers said.

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U.S. Climate Organization Selects Asheville for National Office

August 25, 2015 by EDC

The American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) announced today it will locate its headquarters and first full-time executive director in Asheville, N.C.

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