5x5 Investors (What is an Investor)

Economic development in Asheville and Buncombe County is a team effort. Our communities rely on the leadership and investment by more than 80 private Asheville businesses, organizations and local governments. These investor partnerships help the EDC strategically expand high-growth industries and attract higher wage jobs to the Asheville area, creating better opportunities for our residents while increasing county and city investments in our economy.

Investors and Asheville businesses make a five-year financial commitment that offers the business and community many benefits. New labor income and industry growth create a ripple effect in the metro Asheville economy, increasing demand for industries like professional business services, banking, real estate, health care, supply chain products and more.