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Caring for Our Community

Perspectives

Tourism – A catalyst for economic health or a nuisance?

Patrick Whalen, president of Public Interest Projects, Inc., provides insightful historical context about the contributions of the tourism industry in his Citizen-Times op-ed piece, “Tourism –A catalyst for economic health or a nuisance?” Pat recognizes that community partnership is at “the foundation for the successful independent local business scene that we enjoy today," and stating "Tourism has been a tremendously underappreciated tool in helping Asheville become a successful, profitable, thriving and desirable destination.” Read the full editorial here.

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Upcoming Events

  1. BCTDA Board Meeting – August 2020

    Wednesday, August 26, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. BCTDA Board Meeting – September 2020

    Wednesday, September 30, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. BCTDA Board Meeting – October 2020

    Wednesday, October 28, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

What’s New

Tourism: Caring for Our Community

Perspectives

Tourism – A catalyst for economic health or a nuisance?

Patrick Whalen, president of Public Interest Projects, Inc., provides insightful historical context about the contributions of the tourism industry in his Citizen-Times op-ed piece, “Tourism –A catalyst for economic health or a nuisance?” Pat recognizes that community partnership is at “the foundation for the successful independent local business scene that we enjoy today," and stating "Tourism has been a tremendously underappreciated tool in helping Asheville become a successful, profitable, thriving and desirable destination.” Read the full editorial here.

read more

Upcoming Events

  1. BCTDA Board Meeting – August 2020

    Wednesday, August 26, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. BCTDA Board Meeting – September 2020

    Wednesday, September 30, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. BCTDA Board Meeting – October 2020

    Wednesday, October 28, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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