Economic Development

COVID-19 Business Resources

 

For area businesses, the Asheville Chamber of Commerce has compiled the Coronavirus Resource Guide.  We encourage local businesses to respond to the COVID-19 Business Survey.

 


About Us

The Economic Development Division is part of the City’s Community & Economic Development Department.

The Division works to drive economic prosperity in Asheville. It manages Outdoor Special Events, Business Inclusion, Real Estate, business resource support, and the development of Business Toolkits. Working with a long list of partners, the City is responsible for implementing programs and services that attain job creation and retention, and increasing income within the city by attracting higher-wage job opportunities.

Through traditional and equity-based approaches, the Community and Economic Development department leads the business expansion, urban regeneration, small business development, cultural arts and music efforts for Asheville. We develop innovative programs that increase the prosperity of all Ashevillians, our businesses and our diverse communities. Through partnerships with business organizations, we create Business Toolkits to help specific geographical areas get the tailor-made resources they need grow and thrive within the local economy.

The Division supports Asheville area citizens on issues related to wealth-building and job growth.

 


Contact

Nikki Reid, Program Director: nreid@ashevillenc.gov

Angelica Driver, Administrative Assistant: adriver@ashevillenc.gov

 

Updated 11/30/20

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