The AVL 5×5 Strategic Plan prioritizes the work of existing industry retention and expansion in Buncombe County. Reaching over 150 employers throughout the calendar year, the following programs promote regional workforce development, operational sustainability and efficiency, and the sharing of best industry practices in order to better position our community for intentional economic growth.

The EDC partners with local business leaders, plant managers, human resources professionals and a robust group of Industry Advocates to streamline and deliver these services to meet employer need.