Rebuilding a diverse working class based on locally rooted wealth.


The Industrial Commons founds and grows interconnected enterprises that solve industrial problems for businesses and workers and manufactures hope for the people of Western North Carolina.



The Industrial Commons was formed in 2015 in response to a need in North Carolina for an industry focused organization to provide resources and support to firms and networks in a way that improves livelihoods and roots wealth in communities.

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Our organization operates several interconnected social enterprises to ensure that industrial businesses are revitalized and sustainable, work is rooted and meaningful and workers live good, dignified lives.

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