Major Employers

Major Employers in Asheville, NC include Healthcare and Advanced Manufacturing

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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