Asheville-based Accelerating Appalachia seeking nature-based businesses to build in 2015

Accelerating Appalachia

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Accelerating Asheville had a bumper crop in 2014, graduating 10 businesses from their mentoring and training program during their very first year of growing nature-based businesses. Those entrepreneurs included EchoView Fiber MillRiverbend Malt House and Smoking J’s Fiery Foods. Five of the graduates have received investment in the past 18 months, with 35 new jobs created, 106 acres of new farmland created and 12 new farmers in the network of those businesses, according to Executive Director SaraDay Evans.

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