Asheville, NC’s high-growth industries stem from the enduring pioneer spirit of Western North Carolina. From a history of manufacturing products in our mountains that stand the test of time, to housing the most breweries per capita in the country and the largest climate workforce in the world, we are deliberate about supporting our five leading industry clusters of focus to encourage job growth and economic prosperity in the region.

Get to know our AVL 5×5 plan; a blueprint for leveraging Asheville’s core clusters, our top-performing industries and the crucial support systems that are responsible for propelling these industries into the national and global spotlight.