Why Do We Need Private Investment?

To Preserve Our Future

A coordinated Economic Development program ensures our local economy can survive (and thrive) during global economic cycles. Your investment diversifies our funding and protects the TEA’s operation and existence.

To Grow Our Capacity

In the first two quarters of 2022, the TEA was unable to respond to nearly 20 projects representing $6.1 Billion in new investment and 4,100 jobs due to lack of industrial real estate inventory. Our organization needs more staff resources so we can build a more competitive community. We can’t help champion other challenges like housing, workforce and broadband without a larger team.

To Strengthen Our Brand

There are 30,000+ communities across the US competing for economic development projects. Your investment allows us to expand the reach of our brand and aggressively market and promote our community to the outside world.

To Engage Our Community

Our organization believes good things happen when decision-makers and movers and shakers are in the same room. Your investment allows us to facilitate meaningful and high-value networking events with investors and stakeholders in our community.

Current Investors

The Transylvania Economic Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, investment contributions may be deducted as a charitable donation.

Chestnut

Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College

Comporium

Comporium

DD Bullwinkel's Outdoors

DD Bullwinkel's Outdoors

Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy

Duke Energy Carolinas

Duke Energy Carolinas

ERC Broadband

ERC Broadband

New Living Landscapes

New Living Landscapes

Pilot

First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank

Gaia Herbs

Gaia Herbs

ECS

ECS

Looking Glass

Looking Glass Realty

Looking Glass Realty

Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch

Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues

Petit Properties

Petit Properties

Movement Bank

Movement Bank

Withers Ravenal

Withers Ravenal

Public

Transylvania County

Transylvania County

Investment Levels

Looking GlassPilotChestnut
TEA Annual Network Event2 Seats4 Seats8 Seats
TEA Communication Subscription
Placement on Exclusive Referral List for Vendors & Services
Business Recognition on Website
Access to EMSI Labor & Wage Analytics & Proprietary Research Modeling
Visibility on All TEA Print & Digital Collateral, Event Sponsorship Recognition
Access to ESRI Geographic & Business Analytics
Featured Job Postings on Social Media & TEA Website
Looking Glass
Looking GlassPilotChestnut
TEA Annual Network Event2 Seats4 Seats8 Seats
TEA Communication Subscription
Placement on Exclusive Referral List for Vendors & Services
Business Recognition on Website
Access to EMSI Labor & Wage Analytics & Proprietary Research Modeling
Visibility on All TEA Print & Digital Collateral, Event Sponsorship Recognition
Access to ESRI Geographic & Business Analytics
Featured Job Postings on Social Media & TEA Website
Pilot
Looking GlassPilotChestnut
TEA Annual Network Event2 Seats4 Seats8 Seats
TEA Communication Subscription
Placement on Exclusive Referral List for Vendors & Services
Business Recognition on Website
Access to EMSI Labor & Wage Analytics & Proprietary Research Modeling
Visibility on All TEA Print & Digital Collateral, Event Sponsorship Recognition
Access to ESRI Geographic & Business Analytics
Featured Job Postings on Social Media & TEA Website
Chestnut
Looking GlassPilotChestnut
TEA Annual Network Event2 Seats4 Seats8 Seats
TEA Communication Subscription
Placement on Exclusive Referral List for Vendors & Services
Business Recognition on Website
Access to EMSI Labor & Wage Analytics & Proprietary Research Modeling
Visibility on All TEA Print & Digital Collateral, Event Sponsorship Recognition
Access to ESRI Geographic & Business Analytics
Featured Job Postings on Social Media & TEA Website