Major Employers

Major Employers in Asheville Health Services, Advanced Manufacturing and more

The 4-county Asheville metro (Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Madison counties) is a diverse $16.4 billion economy and a great place to do business. Major metro Asheville employers are diverse and include advanced manufacturing, professional services, science and technology, arts, tourism and Asheville health services. 

The region is well-educated with nationally recognized schools, close proximity to most major cities, direct access to I-26 and I-40, and the well-connected Asheville airport with direct flights to Washington and New York among others.  Visitors to Asheville annually number in the millions. 

Top 10 Major Asheville and Buncombe Employers

Mission Health System and Hospital
Buncombe County Public Schools
City of Asheville
The Biltmore Company
Buncombe County Government
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Ingles Markets, Inc.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
VA Medical Center - Asheville Department of Veterans Affairs
Eaton Corporation - Electrical Division


Home to businesses ranging from independent working artists to manufacturing and global tech companies, Asheville is the ideal place to live and work. See how the city's creative culture drives an economy of innovation.

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