Economic Development

Weaverville is home to several large, high-tech companies with a significant national and global presence. Please find a list of local, regional, and national companies below with a presence in Weaverville.

Local Companies

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Cree Industrial/ThermoFisher

Thermo Fisher is the global manufacturer of scientific equipment. The company employs more than 65,000 employees worldwide, and brings in revenues of $20 billion. With headquarters in Massachusetts, the Weaverville location is a significant player in Thermo Fisher’s success.

AB Emblem

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AB Emblem

began its history in Weaverville in the early 1960s. The company specializes in creating custom-embroidered patches and logos. AB Emblem customers include: United States Military, NASA, the Boy Scouts of America, and many police and fire departments throughout the United States.



Electric Company, with a branch located on Reems Creek Road, markets, designs, and manufactures industrial electrical motors, generators, and mechanical power transmission products. In 2010, the company generated $2 billion in revenue overall, and produces more than 3 million motors annually.

Regional and National Companies

Other significant companies in the Weaverville area include: BalcrankSample Group, and Ballard Brokerage Company. Regional and national chains have established a foothold in Weaverville due, in part, to the area’s recent expansion, easy access, and role as an extension to Asheville’s northern growth and traffic.

Some of these companies include:

Ingles Markets


Ingles Markets, Inc. is an American regional supermarket chain based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. As of January 2017, the company operates over 200 supermarkets in the Southeastern United States.

Publix Super Markets

Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, is an employee-owned, American supermarket chain headquartered in Lakeland, Florida.


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., doing business as Walmart, is an American multinational retail corporation that operates as a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores.

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a Fortune 500 American company that operates a chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Economic development is a top priority for the Town of Weaverville. While working to maintain the area’s small-town charm, town officials have invested significantly in infrastructure intended to support both current and future industries. These efforts have made Weaverville appealing to high-tech, low-impact businesses.

By partnering with organizations like the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Asheville-Buncombe Economic Development CoalitionBuncombe County GovernmentLand of Sky Regional Council, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and the Weaverville Business Association, the Town of Weaverville has solidified its presence as an attractive business location for any company hoping to expand, or relocate.

Easy access to the area’s main airports and highways give Weaverville businesses the ability to quickly ship products to customers.

Located along future Interstate 26 (I-26), Weaverville is on a main route from Charleston, SC to Kingsport, Tenn. In addition, Weaverville is minutes from Interstate 40 (I-40), the first trans-continental interstate in the United States. Asheville Regional Airport and the Greenville International Airport provide nearby access to air travel and shipping.

Companies relocating or setting up shop in Weaverville also find an added advantage in offering their employees an idyllic area to call home. Situated minutes north of Asheville, Weaverville maintains its friendly, historic small-charm, along with stunning and scenic views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway has a Weaverville entrance minutes from Main Street.

If you have questions, or would like further information regarding economic development  and workforce opportunities in the Town of Weaverville, contact Town Manager Selena Coffey via email or by phone at (828) 645-7116.