Friday - Aug 18, 2017

Economic Development

Asheville Holiday Parade just one of many special events the City permits

Asheville Holiday Parade just one of many special events the City permits

This week, organizers of the Asheville Holiday Parade are making their list and checking it twice. The extravaganza that steps off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, is an exercise in massive organization. The parade features nearly 100 entries, ranging from marching bands to floats by community organizations, dance troupes, cheer squads and area businesses. At Asheville

Applications accepted for Housing Trust Fund

Applications accepted for Housing Trust Fund

The City of Asheville Community & Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for funding from the City of Asheville’s Housing Trust Fund. Funding is available for affordable housing development, rehabilitation, or preservation of affordable housing units within Asheville’s city limits. The Housing Trust Fund was created in 2000 to provide a source of local


RiverLink hosts free talks for artists interested in contract work with the City of Asheville

We are excited to announce that the city’s Economic Development Specialist Brenda Mills will be a featured speaker for several free information sessions hosted by RiverLink focusing on opportunities for artists to contract with the City of Asheville. Brenda works in the city’s Office of Economic Development and focuses much of her energy on informing


Open House spotlights changes and growth on Asheville’s Riverfront

Asheville’s riverfront is experiencing some of the most energetic growth and economic renewal in the city, and it’s not just limited to the River Arts District. New businesses in Biltmore Station and Biltmore Village, new homes in Kenilworth, Oakley and Tunnel Road, and the city’s infrastructure and flood mitigation improvement project at Azalea Road are

The new and the historic meet at the River District

On a crisp but sunny October afternoon, a small group of business owners, artists and project coordinators watched as a crane lowered a new pedestrian bridge over a ravine adjacent to Jean Webb Park on Riverside Drive. The bridge marks the first new infrastructure installed in the Wilma Dykeman Riverway plan, a sweeping plan for

New public art installation and renovation at U.S. Cellular Center

***UPDATE*** Click below for a video showing how this great piece was installed! A new chapter in the 4-year renovation and updating of the U.S. Cellular Center begins this week with the installation of a new terrazzo floor in the lobby of the Thomas Wolfe Theater. The public artwork, designed by artist Joan Weissman, will


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