Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF)

Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF)

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, through the Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF), has awarded $44 million to 39 community tourism projects since 2001.

In October 2018, the BCTDA announced it will pause the TPDF cycle in 2019 while it pursues a process that will result in a long-range plan that can serve as a blueprint for continued collaboration to address infrastructure and sustainability needs. Read the announcement here. In February 2019, the BCTDA approved funding for the Tourism Management & Investment Plan to Develop Community Assets (TMIP), a yearlong community engagement process to better manage tourism and plan investments for the next decade, while maintaining the character and integrity of the region. Learn about TMIP here.

Photo: Explore Asheville President & CEO Stephanie Brown at a TPDF check presentation for the US Cellular Center with Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield during a Steep Canyon Rangers concert. The City of Asheville’s US Cellular Center has received a total of $5,675,000 in TPDF funding through a series of grants in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016.

Upcoming Events

  1. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – April 8 **CANCELLED**

    Wednesday, April 8, 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
  2. BCTDA Board Meeting – April 2020

    Wednesday, April 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Explore Asheville 101 Orientation – May 13

    Wednesday, May 13, 10:00 am - 11:30 am