The Information Sharing & Truth Telling Speaker Series is Phase 1 of the City of Asheville’s process to deliver community reparations for Black Asheville. Buncombe County TDA is a presenting sponsor and the public is invited to participate.
As part of Explore Asheville’s commemoration of National Tourism Week, the Explore Asheville team participated in a litter cleanup service project in the River Arts District through Asheville GreenWorks. Check out our photo gallery here.
The ‘One Buncombe’ grant fund, supported by Buncombe County TDA, was developed to help local small businesses of one to 25 FTEs retain and rehire their employees. Sole proprietors/owner-employees and independent contract (1099) workers are eligible to apply as well.
A 6-month report on recipients of grants from the Buncombe Counth TDA’s $5 million COVID relief fund reveals that 98% of businesses were still in operation at the end of December 2020, with 3,341 jobs retained, recovered, or created.
Series on Equity in Creative Placemaking Sponsored by Explore Asheville, Hosted by Leadership Asheville
Equity in Creative Placemaking is an approach that uses arts strategies to involve those who live, work, and play in a community, giving them a voice in the urban design process. Also hosted by Asheville Area Arts Council, the series featured national and local experts.
Explore Asheville, Buncombe County, and the City of Asheville, with assistance by Asheville Area Arts Council and Asheville Art Museum, have partnered on a colorful new safety campaign as a reminder of the 3 W’s.