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Meet Asheville’s Leaders in Climate Services

Home to more than 16 climate services organizations and equipped with 4X the national average concentration of atmospheric scientists, Asheville, NC has been named an InnovateNC Community and is on pace to become the U.S. Capital of Climate Services.

Join us at the 96th Annual AMS Meeting

Asheville VIP Reception at 4-5:30pm Wednesday

Attending the American Meteorological Society Conference on January 10-14, 2016 in New Orleans? 

Visit us at Booth #430 to meet a number of Asheville partners specializing in climate services and commercialization. Learn more about AMS 2016.

You're Invited! A Sweet VIP Reception: 

Interested in learning more about emerging trends and the growing climate services sector in Asheville, NC? Come mingle with thought leadership from the public and private sector on Wednesday, 4 - 5:30pm at Booth #430 on the expo floor. Get a taste of Asheville and savor some artisan truffles from our favorite French Broad Chocolate Lounge.


Home of the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, the NCEI is world’s largest archive of weather and climate data and is the center of worldwide communication about climate change. NCEI provides entrepreneurs, data modelers, and collaborators with data to better understand climate impacts and engage new strategies for climate resilience and strategic planning. The data center is home to nearly 400 scientists, technologists and analysts, including 16 Nobel Prize Laureates.


Nation's First Headquarters for Climate Resilience Opening in 2016

Just two blocks from NCEI, The Collider is a one-of-a-kind, world-class co-working, education and meeting space for entrepreneurs and tech companies. Its focus? Driving innovation in products, services, and solutions for climate change adaptation and resilience. The Collider is designed to accelerate an emerging climate resilient economy by combining talent, knowledge, and technology to build up the nation’s first climate technology ecosystem. Housed in the 26,000-square-foot Callen Center downtown, the grand opening is anticipated for early 2016. 

Asheville's Climate Science Sector
A growing number of innovation-oriented organizations in the private, public, non-profit and academic sectors in Asheville are uniting around climate science, adaptation and resiliency. Learn more about how NCEI's presence is fueling a climate science revolution in Asheville.

Download Climate Brochure

Asheville Named an InnovateNC Community

The Collider is the catalyst for a new two-year initiative, designating Asheville as an InnovateNC Community, to spur innovation and growth in the city's prominent climate science sector and broader community of environmentally responsible companies. With the potential to create a global transformational impact, scaling this effort could make Asheville a world-class destination for new technology, eco-friendly businesses, and high-growth ventures.

Read more about InnovateNC.

Asheville Climate News: 

American Association of State Climatologists selects Asheville for national HQ

The Collider on a mission for climate science innovation

Behind the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Asheville’s climate partners helped develop the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit launched by the White House just over a year ago. It provides best practices to help communities prepare for and boost their resilience to the impacts of climate change.


Contact Us:

For information on relocation and Asheville’s climate sector, please contact:

Clark Duncan, Director of Business Development
Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County
(828) 258-6134

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