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State of Business in WNC - Construction

Oct 06, 2022 05:00PM ● By WNC Business

In line with active residential activity, construction sector jobs in the Asheville area have been on the rise. Notable commercial projects have included:

  • City of Asheville’s innovation district development: Charlotte Street Corridor, River Arts District, South Slope, and Central Business District.

  • The new $400 million, 12-story Mission Hospital tower.

  • A-B Technical Community College’s Ferguson Center with 18 Allied Health programs in the new 169,543-square-foot building.

Recent Buncombe County expansions include Avadim Technologies with plans underway to add 551 new jobs and build a 100,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Black Mountain Commerce Park.

Source: Economic Development Coalition, Asheville-Buncombe County


Hawk Ridge Landing is a 128-acre mixed-use development consisting of residential housing, lifestyle amenities, commercial retail/office space, pad-ready building sites, outdoor trails and leisure areas and more. Construction began on the development in Murphy in the second quarter of 2022. With a grand opening scheduled for October, home deliveries to new residents are scheduled to begin early next year.

Source: Hawk Ridge Landing