Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, the Asheville area attracts newcomers for its astounding quality of life, low crime rate and welcoming entrepreneurial environment. Known for its culinary delights, history, architecture, natural settings and as a Mecca for adventure lovers, Asheville has something for everyone.
Whether you are just out of school or a veteran of the workforce, Western North Carolina offers outstanding opportunities. The quality of life and low unemployment rate found in the Asheville area draws top-talent from major cities throughout the nation. Professional, creative and technical specialists choose the Asheville area as their home.
Check our community calendar for a list of upcoming events and happenings hosted by Chamber members.
Ask almost any Chamber member why they are a member and they’ll tell you—in Asheville, it’s the most important way to meet people and grow your business. As North Carolina’s third largest Chamber, the Asheville Chamber includes nearly 1,900 businesses, organizations and coalitions. Members know the value a membership provides. Find out how members find value with the Asheville Chamber.
The departments of the Asheville Chamber help fulfill the organization’s mission of increasing the region’s livability by advancing its economic vitality. Learn more about the work and roles of the departments that make up your Chamber.
Membership opens the door to a multitude of opportunities for making new contacts, getting exposure to new ideas and networking with our region’s foremost leaders during events hosted by the Asheville Chamber. Check out our calendar of events developed especially for members of the Asheville Chamber. Be sure to register online and check back often -- we update our calendar of events frequently!
Each Chamber E-News is filled with updates on events, programs, membership, and information from our members! Read past issues or sign up for the Chamber E-Newsletter.
Get the most recent Chamber news in our press release archive.
The Chamber executes a number of programs and initiatives that foster member success, create an environment for business and grow jobs in our community. Find out more and get involved.
Resources for Asheville Chamber members
Consider the Economic Development staff your one-stop resource for connecting to the Asheville community. Their comprehensive services are free of charge and confidential. Contact the EDC staff to learn how they can assist your company through your relocation or expansion project.
Small businesses are the backbone of Asheville’s economy. The community embraces the impact of these companies on our culture and lifestyle. The Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Coalition and other community organizations have developed a variety of resources designed to help all small businesses succeed.
Find local available commercial space right at your fingertips. Whether you are looking for office, retail, restaurant, warehouse, industrial space or even land, you can search here for the perfect business space.
Asheville 5x5 is a five-year economic development initiative of the Chamber and the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville-Buncombe County. Read on to learn more about the Chamber's efforts to grow 5,000 new jobs in the region.
“When we joined the Chamber, we gained access to people and companies in the area that we would not otherwise have been able to reach. The Chamber’s learning opportunities and networking events have allowed us to grow our business, even in a down economy. Active participation... [More]
Small business is the backbone of Asheville’s economy. The community embraces the impact of these companies on our culture and lifestyle. The Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Coalition and other community organizations have developed a variety of resources designed to help all small businesses succeed.
Opening a business is equally as challenging as it is exciting. The Asheville community is home to thousands of entrepreneurs like yourself with a vast support network to help you succeed. Discover the answers to many commonly asked questions in one convenient location.
Venture Asheville, the entrepreneurship initiative of the EDC and Chamber of Commerce, catalyzes the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Venture Asheville works specifically with high-growth, early-stage ventures to help entrepreneurs get access to talent, mentors, startup funding and other resources.
Regardless of your needs, Asheville has a resource that can help take your business to the next level. Allow us to connect you to the tools you need to succeed.
The Asheville Chamber's legal counsel has prepared a guide to employment law for small business. It is offered as a benefit of Chamber membership to alert employers to some of the major legal issues related to the employment relationship.
The Chamber’s small business awards showcase the incredible talent that drives many of our local small businesses to our community. A variety of awards are presented throughout the year keeping our small businesses on the forefront of our community's mind.
|Asheville Economic Development Coalition stands as a hub for business innovation, medical developments, technology, and creativity. Click here to learn more.|