Digital Media & IT
We’re no Silicon Valley, and we’re perfectly fine with that. Asheville organically attracts digital and IT companies, and talent who come for the short commutes, low cost-of-living and active quality of life. Our community has no limits on innovation and we share our discoveries worldwide.
From companies specializing in cloud computing to data management, our region is home to highly-skilled workers, businesses and top-quality infrastructure.
Just an hour away from us in Caldwell County, NC, Google invested $600 million to build a fully operational data center, and two hours away in Tennessee is Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.
Asheville communicates with the world through ERC Broadband, which delivers high-speed internet access across a region of challenging mountain topography, providing local and long-haul broadband service to educational and research institutions in our region.
Because of Asheville’s large tech and science presence, the local community has a strong networking presence for IT professionals, including Venture Asheville and Meet The Geeks, a volunteer-based organization that hosts frequent social and networking meetups to promote relationships and cross-pollination of ideas that will benefit our city, state, country and world.