Airports

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

Annual Passengers: 765,172

Airlines: Allegiant, Delta, United, American

Economic Impact
Originally established as a mountain retreat, Asheville continues to grow as a world-class destination celebrated for its high quality of life and pioneering business community. Our region’s economic development growth is propelled by businesses constantly innovating in our core target clusters of advanced manufacturing, science and technology, healthcare, arts and culture, and knowledge-based entrepreneurship.

Asheville is the 7th fastest growing small U.S. city, according to WalletHub (2014)
Asheville was ranked one of the Top 20 mid-sized U.S. cities for year-over-year growth by Area Development magazine (2014)

Forbes ranked Asheville #17 among the “Top 25 Best Places for Business and Careers” (2012)

Major Employers

  • Buncombe County Public Schools
  • Mission Health System and Hospital
  • City of Asheville
  • The Biltmore Company
  • Buncombe County Government
  • The Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Ingles Markets, Inc.
  • Asheville-Buncombe Community College (AB-Tech)
  • VA Medical Center – Asheville Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Eaton Corporation – Electrical Division

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