Dreams are the order of business today in Asheville, North Carolina.
So are science, and technology, and entrepreneurialism, and venture capital, and risk, and vision, and social good, and . . . well, just about every ingredient you need for a decidedly innovative and human-centered culture. In fact, it’s not at all far-fetched to think of this small city, nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, as an emerging Silicon Valley. Or, quite possibly, the city is creating a new model of how innovation cultures can operate in the 21st century.