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Asheville WFH

Working From Home (WFH) is popular in the Asheville Metro area because of access to outdoor recreation.

Amongst a backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains that surround Asheville, North Carolina rests economic opportunity. With countless outdoor recreation opportunities, restaurants, and more; Asheville is on the radar for folks that have the ability to work from home (WTH).

These are the places with the highest concentration of people working from home. Courtesy of Hamilton Lombard.

Telework Occupations

What occupations are ideal for working from home?

  • Management, business, and financial occupations
  • Professional and related occupations
  • Sales and related occupations
  • Office and administrative support occupations
  • Information Technology
  • Financial activities
  • Professional and business services
  • Education and health services
  • Public administration

Percent Working from Home

In the image below, note how both Madison and Buncombe Counties have populations exceeding >8% working from home.

Percentage of people working from home, pre-pandemic in 2019. The state’s biggest cluster is around Charlottesville and counties near the Chesapeake Bay. Courtesy of Hamilton Lombard.

The WNC Broadband leadership team is eager to hear about your work from home experiences. Please email info@wncbroadband.org your comments or suggestions on this topic.


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Dey,Matthew;Frazis,Harley;Loewenstein,Mark A.;Sun,Hugette. 2020. “Ability to Work from Home: Evidence from Two Surveys and Implications for the Labor Market in the COVID-19 Pandemic : Monthly Labor Review: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.” Bls.gov. June 24, 2020. https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2020/article/ability-to-work-from-home.htm.