Launched in 2010 by the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC) and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, AVL 5X5 was the first 5-year strategic plan, designed to add 5,000 new jobs and $500 million in capital investment within five target clusters.

The Asheville 5X5 campaign united business leaders, the City of Asheville, Buncombe County, educational institutions and community around a common goal to attract and retain jobs that improve career opportunities, expand our key industries and boost our economy, now and for future generations.