Business stats

8.1 %
Unemployment in Buncombe County, June 2011

10.1% Unemployment in North Carolina, July 2011

$14.2 billion Total in personal wealth in Asheville metro area. U.S.
Bureau of Labor statistics

53rd Asheville's rank, nationally, in “independent retailer vitality,” according to a 2011 survey by Civic Economics. Asheville ranked 7th in the mid-Atlantic region

12,051 Number of businesses in the Asheville metropolitan area
U.S. Census Bureau

6,623 Businesses in the Asheville area employing between one and four people

229 Businesses in Asheville area employing more than 100 people

1,439 Number of businesses in 28801 zip code, including downtown Asheville

16.12 % Amount of their annual income the average Ashevillean carries in debt. The sixth worst in the nation

23.9 % of Asheville metro area residents that struggled to feed themselves or their families at some point in 2010

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  1. Viking

    I happen to know of a multibillionaire that lives in Fletcher. That’s $4 B.

    Another $10 B is mostly in Biltmore Forest, downtown and in scattered gated communities.

    The $.2 B is everyone else. Yippee! That’s our incentive: the majority of us are too lazy to have decent incomes and we just need to do more to become mini-Oprahs! That’s it! That’s the secret to wealth.

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