published: April 24, 2006 2:05 pm
ASHEVILLE — The jobs of Asheville’s future might not be found in factories, but in labs or design studios, on stage and out on the Internet, in doctor’s offices and acupuncture clinics.
Instead of hunting for a large manufacturer to import hundreds of jobs, Asheville and Buncobme County leaders are looking at ways to nurture a homegrown economy that won’t leave for cheaper wages overseas.
About 75 people gathered at UNC Asheville Monday for an update on the Hub Project, the new economic development strategy that seeks to build on the region’s assets in arts, crafts, a growing weather industry, wellness and rejuvenation as well as the standbys of manufacturing and tourism, and the hospitality industry.
“You won’t see an command and control structure, but more people collaborating together,“ explained County Manager Wanda Greene.
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