Advantage West

Scott Hamilton
President & CEO
Phone: (828) 687-7234


AdvantageWest Economic Development Group is a nonprofit, public-private partnership serving the 23 westernmost counties of North Carolina. The major job creation initiatives of AdvantageWest focus on manufacturing, agribusiness, entrepreneurial development, and the green economy. AdvantageWest's economic development professionals can help businesses large and small find the ideal location for new or expanding ventures in one of the most beautiful areas of the country.

Clientele/Populations Served

23 counties in Western North Carolina

Available Programs

Blue Ridge Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, Blue Ridge Food Ventures, Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council, Certified Entrepreneurial Community Program, WNC Film Commission and MountainSouth USA