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.