How Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs will hurt Asheville and the Carolinas | Asheville tourism will be negatively impacted by Trump's tariffs because many tourists from upstate South Carolina — and Spartanburg, SC, in particular, where 24% of its metro gross domestic product (GDP) is tied to exports — will be economically hurt and have less money to spend on non-essential expenses, such as travel and entertainment. Furthermore, local economies across North Carolina and South Carolina will be negatively impacted as well, because the Carolinas' manufacturing plants "make exportable products like vehicles, jet engines, electronics and pharmaceuticals," writes, on Mar. 7, 2018: More>

Understanding the Asheville economy

► Sperling's provides a broad range of economic information about Asheville. It includes jobs, cost of living, crime rates, unemployment figures and the economy. Visit Sperling's website at | More>

► The U.S. Dept. of Labor provides current details of Asheville's "economy at a glance" | More>

► In 2017, Asheville's economy continues to grow in diversity with the tourism sector and new construction leading the way. MountainXpress, a local weekly, characterizes Asheville's economy as "booming." | More>


►Jan. 25, 2011: 51 Biltmore Ave. parking garage approved by Asheville City Council | More>


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