Business Inclusion

NEW TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS: AVL PATHWAYS TO GROW

The City of Asheville’s Business Inclusion Office is excited to announce a new training program for local small businesses, AVL Pathways to Grow. The training program is geared towards helping women and small business owners of color to grow and scale up their businesses.

AVL Pathways to Grow is a collaboration between the City’s Business Inclusion Office and the national nonprofit Interise. Interise has successfully implemented this highly data-driven training program in 80 cities across the U.S. with impressive results. On average, business owners who complete the program grow their revenues by 36%, create new jobs at four times the regular rate of the private sector, and obtain $2.4 million in new contracts.

Learn more and apply here.


The Business Inclusion Office for the City of Asheville is responsible for supporting the implementation of the City of Asheville Business Inclusion Contracting Policy passed by the Asheville City Council on October 27, 2020. The Office actively seeks to identify minority and women-owned businesses for opportunities to participate as providers of goods and services to the city. For more information, visit our Business Inclusion Services page. To learn more about how we are working to increase equity in contracting, visit our Business Inclusion Initiative page, where you’ll also find helpful resources for business owners.

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Rosanna Fox Mulcahy, Business Inclusion Manager
Community and Economic Development Department

828-259-8050

City of Asheville
70 Court Plaza, Fifth Floor, Asheville NC 28801

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City of Asheville
P.O. Box 7148, Asheville NC 28802

 


Updated 09/17/2021

 


 

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