Curious Sense, in conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville Buncombe County, is pleased to announce its relocation to the city of Asheville from the Research Triangle of North Carolina. Curious Sense designs digital games, social media, mobile apps, virtual worlds, and online communities for the media and entertainment industry.
Curious Sense chose Asheville based on the area’s quality of life, its rich cultural and creative heritage, and for the beauty of this region of North Carolina. “We have always loved visiting Asheville,” said Adam Blumenthal, CEO & Chief Strategist at Curious Sense. “Earlier this year my wife was inspired to suggest moving our family and business here. After meeting members of the business community and imagining our company in Downtown Asheville, we decided now was the perfect time,”. Blumenthal’s wife, Juditta Musette, is a creative director at the company.
Curious Sense got its start in the summer of 2008 and has grown to eight employees. The firm develops new kinds of online and mobile products for some of the world’s biggest entertainment companies. Their innovative work has been recognized by publications such as The New York Times, NPR, NBC, MTV, and Billboard.
“Buncombe County welcomes Curious Sense to our community. Asheville is already known for innovation technology development and a creative workforce; we know that Curious Sense will find the environment and talent it needs to succeed,” said David Gantt, Chair of the Buncombe County Commission. Curious Sense will open its Asheville doors in October, 2010, bringing a few of its employees from the Research Triangle Area. “We’re very excited about the great creative, tech, and innovation-minded talent of this area,” said Blumenthal, “we’ve already begun to meet some of the affinity groups and organizations where we’ll meet potential team members and collaborators.”
“Curious Sense is a great example of our tourism industry creating opportunities for economic development here in Asheville and Buncombe County. Having more visitors to our community helps generate interest in moving families and companies to our beautiful mountain home,” stated K. Ray Bailey, Chair of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County.