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In the western region of North Carolina, Buncombe County is home to Asheville, the largest metropolis in the region. Laid out in 1794, Asheville is now has one of the biggest tourist business economies in the state. Along with attractions such as Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, Asheville is also known for its Rural Community Development Program and increased farm income. Additionally, Asheville industries include Gerber and Enka among their million dollar manufacturers.