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Economic Development

Wednesday Asheville snow updates: Icy streets, parking garages free and more

Wednesday Asheville snow updates: Icy streets, parking garages free and more

Hazardous weather persists in the Asheville area. Many streets are still snow and ice covered and may re-freeze tonight.  Motorists advised to use extreme caution when traveling. Winter weather advisory conditions for tonight call for for black ice and severe wind chills.  Frostbite on exposed skin can occur within 30 minutes.   With 3 inches 

Asheville City offices to close for MLK Jr. Day, ART buses will run on holiday schedule

Asheville City offices to close for MLK Jr. Day, ART buses will run on holiday schedule

  Asheville City government offices will be closed Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here is a look at City services affected and a special event downtown that day.   Trash and recycling Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation Services will run on schedule. Residential trash and recycling will be collected

Asheville CAYLA students build teddy bears for foster children

Asheville CAYLA students build teddy bears for foster children

From left, Lisi Pena, Zya’ Brown, Marcus Lewis, Sheila Bautista Perez and Jaihlen Harper. participate in a Build-A-Bear workshop for area foster children.   Students in the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) shared the joy of the holiday season with community service projects during December. Thanks to generous donations from AVL Technologies, the Asheville Brewers


Food truck pilot program launches at 68 Haywood

Food truck pilot program launches at 68 Haywood

  A mobile food vending pilot program comes to 68 Haywood this year!   With more than 75 food trucks listed as active in the Asheville area on ashevillefoodtrucks.com, offerings could be wide ranging — everything from tacos to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.   It’s one of several temporary uses recommended by the Haywood Street Community

Asheville ‘Festivals & Events’ guide connects small businesses to vending opportunities

Asheville ‘Festivals & Events’ guide connects small businesses to vending opportunities

  Asheville hosts a wide variety of special events and festivals across the City’s outdoor public spaces. A new booklet, “City of Asheville Outdoor Public Space 2018 Festivals & Events,” serves as a guide to 70 of the 200 or so of them. But it’s more than a listing of what to do on weekends

Asheville chosen as site for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup

Asheville chosen as site for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup

In a Nov. 14 press conference at the U.S. Cellular Center, the U.S. Tennis Association just announced that Asheville has been chosen as site for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup Feb. 10-11. Tickets for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup in Asheville go on sale to the general public this Friday, Nov.


Asheville Holiday Parade to impact bus routes, include street closings

Asheville Holiday Parade to impact bus routes, include street closings

The Asheville Downtown Association’s annual Asheville Holiday Parade happens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in downtown Asheville. The parade route runs up Biltmore Avenue to Pack Square, then turns to go down Patton Avenue. Hundreds show up for this festive community event, so please plan ahead. There will be traffic and

Minority businesses can connect with large construction projects at Economic Summit Asheville

Minority businesses can connect with large construction projects at Economic Summit Asheville

  You might say Asheville is in a construction boom. One look at our skyline alone shows towering cranes with workers bustling below, building, bringing the city to new heights. In response to this climate of large-level projects, the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition — of which the City of Asheville is a member — will


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