What we do


Asheville is recognized worldwide for being a hub for healthcare industries, maker economies and craft entrepreneurship, breweries, small businesses, travel and tourism, breathtaking natural resources, and a rich place for arts, culture, music and entertainment. The Community and Economic Development Department promotes the City’s development polices and leverages resources in order to enhance economic opportunity. We work with the community to improve economic and social conditions to create a vibrant, robust and sustainable city.

To view the City Manager’s Development Forum please see below.

 

Fall 2019 City Manager’s Development Forum Presentation

Spring 2019 City Manager’s Development Forum Presentation

 


Contact: Christina Harris

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