A product of the area’s extensive experience in craftsmanship and innovation, Asheville’s advanced manufacturing cluster is anything but old-school. Stemming from the artisan handcrafts perfected during the time of the Vanderbilts, our manufacturers today are shaping a new era of technically advanced skills across a diverse range of high-growth industries. From metalworking, to textiles and precision cutting tools, our modern manufacturing workforce is laser-focused on crafting quality products that we’re proud to say are made right here in Western North Carolina.

Home to hundreds of manufactures of all sizes, job opportunities, workforce training programs and cross-industry collaboration within the community are on the rise. This supportive environment, along with Asheville’s favorable economic climate, continue to attract manufacturing giants like GE Aviation and Linamar Corporation, making Buncombe County a global competitor in today’s advanced technologies marketplace. Learn more about the focus of our high-tech manufacturing efforts below.