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The 2023 City of Asheville Disparity Study supports extending its race- and gender-conscious contracting policy
The City of Asheville has released a Disparity Study report detailing its contracting and purchasing activities and practices for the past 5 years. A Disparity Study is a type of research study that is designed to assess whether there are disparities, or differences, in the participation rates and opportunities for various groups in a particular program or industry. The goal of a disparity study is to identify any barriers or obstacles that may be preventing certain groups from participating fully, and to develop strategies to promote greater diversity and inclusion.
The Asheville Business Inclusion (ABI) office is excited to announce it will host a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) outreach event on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event welcomes all Minority- and Women-owned businesses operating in the construction trades or offering services related to construction. Attendance from Prime contractors seeking collaboration opportunities with MWBE vendors is highly encouraged.
The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development Department announces its upcoming Disparity Study Public Hearing, an essential step in evaluating and improving the City’s Business Inclusion program.
On Friday, the City of Asheville announced that the conveyance of City-owned property at 3 Hunt Hill Place was complete. The new owner, KL Training Solutions, received the property for $1 after the City Council voted on April 25, 2023, in support of the transaction. According to the April staff report, KL Training [...]
Who’s up this week on What’s Up AVL! Community and Economic Development Division Manager Rachel Taylor
What’s Up AVL! The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show gives the community the chance to take a deep dive with the City of Asheville staff and departments. Learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This Week’s Guest: This week, the City of Asheville host Sam Parada sat down with the Economic [...]
The Asheville Business Inclusion (ABI) office is excited to announce it will host a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) outreach event on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Maple Crest Apartments Community Room, located at 20 Lee Garden Lane, Asheville, NC 28801 (address corrected). The [...]
The Strategic Partnership Grant Program (SPG) provides funding for nonprofit organizations that serve Asheville residents to support school-aged children from low- to moderate-income households in and outside of the classroom. SPG was relaunched in June 2022 after a three-year pause in funding. It serves as a pilot program providing much needed [...]
Asheville City Council approves transfer of vacant property to support community development and youth programming
On Tuesday evening, members of City Council voted unanimously to convey City-owned property at 3 Hunt Hill Place for $1 to KL Training Solutions, a local non-profit that serves low- and moderate-income youth in Asheville. The site will host educational and mentorship programs, academic enrichment, community events and job training for youth ages 6 – [...]
The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, County, and other participating community groups for [...]
The next regular meeting of the Community Reparations Commission is scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2022. Please note that this is a change from the regularly scheduled third Monday of the month. The meeting will be held at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Banquet Hall at 87 Haywood Street at 6:00 p.m. The Commission meeting agenda is
The City of Asheville, North Carolina, seeks to contract with a non-profit organization to lead the development, management, and execution of a single event or series of events and engagements designed to commemorate the Juneteenth holiday in 2023. The RFP is being issued to identify qualified non-profit organizations with the capacity to execute a celebration to [...]