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As you explore the possibilities below, please don't hesitate to call or send us an email with any questions. We look forward to helping your business succeed in Asheville and the surrounding region.

Asheville is a center for advanced healthcare, with Mission Hospital of Asheville NC playing a fundamental role in its success

As the largest industry in the four-county Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area, Health Services makes up approximately 20% of employment. Historically renowned as a restorative mountain retreat, Asheville, NC Hospitals and Healthcare systems today are world-class. Dedicated medical care, innovative and integrative alternatives, cutting edge research, and steady employment growth provide Asheville with a well-established reputation. With organizations such as Mission Hospital Asheville NC, Park Ridge Health, and Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital, the region’s dynamic health providers offer advanced, compassionate patient care. CarePartners Health Services, Genova Diagnostics, and the Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center provide progressive services furthering the region’s outstanding capacity to provide quality, compassionate advanced healthcare.
"The healthcare sector has a strong foundation in western North Carolina, and the area is respected as a healthcare market known for its innovation, high quality, and cost effectiveness"
  • - Ronald A. Paulus, MD
  • President and CEO, Mission Health


Gauging the impact of the EDC Healthcare Target Cluster in Asheville


Why businesses are choosing to relocate to Asheville...

  • THE OPPORTUNITY Asheville is a beautiful place to live and work. In 2011, Good Morning America included Asheville as one of the "Most Beautiful Places in America."
  • EASY ACCESS Within a day's drive and easy transportation access to most major cities on the eastern half of the United States, the location is a business hub in western North Carolina.
  • INCENTIVES Incentives are being made available on a regular basis for companies relocating to Asheville that meet certain criteria
We invite you to learn more about the Asheville NC Hospitals and Healthcare industry like Mission Hospital, and how your company will benefit from choosing this region.
Ben Teague
Executive Director
Clark Duncan
Director of Business Development
Tim Lampkin
Director of Retention & Expansion Services
Heidi Reiber
Director of Research
Josh Dorfman
Director of Entrepreneurship
Matt Popowski
Communications & Marketing Manager
Desiree Monstrola
Economic Development Coordinator

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"We continue to grow our Asheville operations thanks to a skilled and growing workforce that understands cutting edge technology and world-class customer service."
  • -Kim
  • HR Manager at Emdeon
"There are two things that I know really well, the medical product industry and Western North Carolina. When I had the opportunity to bring those two things together I knew I had a winning combination."
  • -Steve Woody
  • Founder & CEO, G3 Medical
"Landing in Asheville gave me and my family the quality of life we were looking for without sacrificing my work."
  • -Jason Ramsay
  • CEO, Genesys Global LLC
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  • -Clint Spiegel
  • Co-Founder, Industry Nine
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  • -Hunter Goosman
  • General Manager ERC Broadband, NCDC