Asheville has a diverse and vibrant business community located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The natural beauty of the Appalachian Mountains has lead to a consistent population growth as many baby boomers entering their retirement years make the decision that Asheville is where they want to live out their golden years. With a growing population and consistent award winning national exposure as a top outdoor tourist destination – the employment sector is driven by vertical industries that help support such growth. According to the Asheville Chamber of Commerce report (EDC-FS-MajorEmployers-10-16_0.pdf) here are the largest employers in Asheville for 2016.
Asheville’s Largest Employers
- Buncombe County Public Schools — Educational Services
- Mission Health System and Hospital — Hospitals
- City of Asheville — Executive, Legislative & Other General Government Support
- The Biltmore Company — Museums, Historical Sites & Similar Institutions
- Buncombe County — Government Executive, Legislative & Other General Government Support
- The Omni Grove Park Inn — Accommodation
- Ingles Markets, Inc. (Home Office Buncombe County) — Food & Beverage Stores
- Asheville Buncombe Community College (AB-Tech) — Educational Services
- VA Medical Center Asheville — Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals
- CarePartners — Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
- Eaton Corporation – Electrical Division Electrical Equip., Appliance & Component Mfg.
- YMCA of Western North Carolina — Religious, Grant making, Civic, Professional & Similar Org.
- Asheville City Schools — Educational Services
- BorgWarner Turbo Systems — Transportation Equip. Mfg.
- Guthy Renker Fulfillment Services, LLC — Administrative & Support Services
- MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) — Ambulatory Health Care Services
- MB Haynes Corp. (Division Offices) — Construction of Buildings
- Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. — Machinery Mfg.
- University of North Carolina Asheville — Educational Services
- Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center — Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
- Kearfott Corporation — Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Supercenter Store #1317 — General Merchandise Stores
- Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community — Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
- Duke Energy — Utilities
- Flint Group — Machinery Mfg.
- Genova Diagnostics — Ambulatory Health Care Services
- Givens Estates United Methodist Retirement Community — Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
- HomeTrust Bank Credit — Intermediation & Related Activities
- McDonald’s Corp., Corporate Office — Food Services & Drinking Places
- Nypro Asheville — Plastics & Rubber Products Mfg.
- Plasticard-Locktech International — Plastics & Rubber Products Mfg.
- GE Aviation — Transportation Equip. Mfg.
- Taylor & Murphy Construction Company, Inc. — Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction