Asheville: Innovating for the World
"Local Inspiration / Global Innovation: A Product of Asheville"
Video highlighting the products produced, manufactured, and distributed in Asheville and their global impact.
Produced by Amplified Media in conjunction with Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition.
Companies, product & impact:
Premier distributor of European outdoor recreation products.
Asheville area distribution center supplies 220 retail customers in the U.S. and Canada.
Eagle’s Nest Outfitters (ENO):
A leading distributor of packable, camping hammocks with products sold at over 1,500 locations in 13 countries on 4 continents.
Startup company making clothes locally with a computerized knitting machine, similar to a 3D printer, and custom fit to customers’ exact size.
Industry Nine Componentry:
Hand builds renowned high performance bicycle wheels distributed on five continents.
High performance whitewater kayaks distributed worldwide.
Asheville is their U.S. headquarters.
Creates high-tech cutting tools used to manufacture the bezel, or case components, for Apple iPhones.
Ranked one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven Analytics, measured by safe, effective treatments and patient satisfaction of experience and outcomes.
The only U.S. health system ranked this high for three consecutive years, 2011-13.
f(x) Immune Co.
Conducted clinical trials for the 4th largest vaccine manufacturer in the world.
One of every 4 children worldwide receives vaccines from that manufacturer.
Brightfield Transportation Solutions
Ball's Machine & Manufacturing Co.
Solar integrated electric car charging stations produce 30,000 solar-fueled vehicle miles annually.
The first station of its kind, soon to expand across NC and the southeast.
Now we’re driving on sunshine, whoa!
City of Asheville Police Dept.:
Asheville is one of the first U.S. cities to drive an electric police car.
Mobile satellite antennas account for 85% of U.S. broadcast market.
$206.5M economic impact of Western NC’s craft industry reported in 2008.
Over 6,500 artists work in arts and culture in the Asheville MSA.
National Data Climate Center:
16 Nobel Laureates work at the downtown Asheville building.
World’s largest archive of weather and climate data, downloading about 15 terabytes of new data—daily.
Echo Mountain Recording Studio:
Recorded albums for more than 140 artists (from across the U.S.?).
Asheville’s celebrity musicians include American Idol winner Caleb Johnson.
Beer at Carmel’s
Asheville, Beer City USA. The most craft breweries per capita of any U.S. city.
Jacob Holm Industries
One of the world’s leading non-woven manufacturers.
Makes U.S. products for personal and home care, such as baby wipes.
World’s largest maker of jet engines.
New CMC material for revolutionary jet engine reduces fuel use by 15%, saving $1 million per plane every year. A GE jet engine takes flight every two seconds around the world.
The official supplier to NASA for all of their mission patches since 1961.
Designed and made components for NASA’s Voyager I, the first spacecraft to go into interstellar space.
Also: More trauma treatments performed at Asheville campus than anywhere else in the state? (check verbiage)
f(x) Immune Co.
Creates products like bacterial vaccines and therapeutic antibodies.
Engineers biotech devices that scientists use in the process of detecting conditions like breast cancer genes, the common cold or anthrax.