EDC Target Clusters: Case Study

Sport Hansa LLC, a premier importer and distributor of European outdoor product brands, announced its relocation to Asheville in June of 2013.
Managing Director, Matt Huff, characterized his company's search priorities in the following way:  "As we continued to expand our customer base and add further European brands, we looked for a location that offered key attributes such as a business friendly environment and a cluster of other important players in the outdoor industry.  After an extensive search, Asheville continually came up at the top of our list."


The Asheville area is home to more than 20 outdoor product manufacturers and is a natural fit for product R&D, testing and manufacturing, from tents to bike components and kayaks.