Weaverville Town Hall
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While working to maintain the area’s small-town charm, Weaverville officials have invested significantly in a variety of recent initiatives intended to support both current and future entrepreneurial businesses. These efforts have made Weaverville increasingly appealing to a variety of low-impact enterprises. Click here to view Weaverville Business Association directory.
To implement that vision, in 2022 the Town established free public wi-fi in its downtown area and parks to provide students and entrepreneurs better internet connectivity. Also in 2022, the town changed its zoning regulations in the downtown commercial area to restrict the size of any new business buildings without approval of Town Council. This allows the Town to emphasize economic development through small local businesses.
The WEDAC has additionally been working to create a co-working space where entrepreneurs and professionals working from home would have a place to work with office resources and develop an entrepreneurial community that would help local businesses expand and thrive.
Economic development is a priority for the Town of Weaverville. With an estimated 2023 population of approximately 5,000, Weaverville’s growth rate has increased by more than 43% since 2010 alone. The Town’s poverty level is just 6%, with a high median household income of more than $71,000. Nearly two-thirds of adults (16+) are gainfully employed, including 27% who are self-employed.
The Town has a thriving historic Main Street which comprises diverse retail establishments, art galleries, restaurants and offices. Other commercial areas include Weaver Boulevard, Merrimon Avenue and the “Five Points” area of North Main Street. Some of these developments currently have property available for sale or lease.
Approximately 230 free parking spaces are available in the downtown area, including public lots on Main Street and behind Town Hall, and along Main and Pine Streets, and Florida and Alabama Avenues. In partnership with the Town, the United Methodist, First Baptist and First Presbyterian Churches collectively provide spaces for use by the working public so that Main Street parking can be used for customers and visitors.
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Northridge Commons primarily caters to national retailers and Weaver Boulevard serves local and regional retailers, while North Main, Five Points and Southern Merrimon serve smaller local retailers, including a wide variety of professional services providers.
Interstate 26, which aligns with US 19/23 to the north/south, abuts most of the Town’s western boundary and provides easy access to Asheville, Mars Hill and areas of eastern Tennessee. US 25/70 runs east/west north of Town providing access to Marshall and other nearby areas in Madison County. Other major local thoroughfares include Monticello and Reems Creek Roads. In addition, Asheville Regional Airport is a mere 25 miles away, providing convenient access to air travel.
Companies based in Weaverville offer their employees an idyllic area to call home. Situated approximately 20 minutes north of Asheville, Weaverville maintains its friendly, historic small-town charm amid the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.
By partnering with organizations like the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Asheville-Buncombe Economic Development Coalition, Buncombe County Government, Land of Sky Regional Council, North Carolina Department of Commerce, and the Weaverville Business Association, Weaverville has solidified its standing as an attractive business location for companies hoping to open, expand or relocate. A number of local, regional and national companies such as Dream Guitars, Inc., Legally Addictive Foods, LLC and Moog Music, Inc., among many others, have committed to Weaverville due, in part, to the area’s recent expansion, easy access, and seamless extension to Asheville’s northern growth and traffic.
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For further information regarding economic development and workforce opportunities in the Town of Weaverville, contact **WEDAC Team Member TBA** or Town Manager Selena Coffey.