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What will happen to Asheville’s baby boomer businesses?
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What will happen to Asheville’s baby boomer businesses?

July 22, 2017 - Picture if the tourism industry shut down — locked hotels, empty restaurants, buskers searching for audiences. Well, the baby boomers, people in their mid-50s to early 70s, are heading towards retirement. Their companies employ about 27,000 people, which is about 15 percent of Buncombe County's workforce. What will happen to the businesses?